Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg

Posterior tibial and peroneal arteries; tibialis posterior muscle

Image #195-6

KEYWORDS: Leg, Muscles and tendons, Vasculature.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg
Posterior tibial and peroneal arteries; tibialis posterior muscle
The flexor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus have been pulled apart to reveal the belly of the tibialis posterior (11) lying deeply placed between the two muscles. The changing relations of the tendons of the deep flexors is evident as the tendons pass behind the ankle into the foot. The peroneal and posterior tibial arteries (3,9) are shown divested of accompanying veins.
1 . Popliteal artery
2 . Fibula
3 . Peroneal artery
4 . Flexor hallucis longus muscle (retracted)
5 . Flexor retinaculum (cut to reveal passage of tendons across ankle)
6 . Calcaneus
7 . Quadratus plantae muscle
8 . Popliteus muscle
9 . Posterior tibial artery
10 . Flexor digitorum longus muscle
11 . Tibialis posterior muscle
12 . Medial surface of tibia
13 . Medial malleolus
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