Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg

Nerves and blood vessels to tibialis posterior

Image #196-4

KEYWORDS: Leg, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg
Nerves and blood vessels to tibialis posterior
The upper part of the tibialis posterior has been dissected to demonstrate the course of nerves and vessels within the muscle.
1 . Popliteus muscle (tendon of origin lying within subpopliteal recess)
2 . Muscular branch tibial nerve (to tibialis posterior muscle; upper pointer indicates branch to tibiofibular joint and tibia accompanying nutrient artery (II))
3 . Upper pointer: Popliteal artery (at division into anterior and posterior tibial arteries) Lower pointer: Posterior tibial artery
4 . Anterior tibial vein (cut off)
5 . Fibula
6 . Flexor hallucis longus muscle (origin)
7 . Tibialis posterior muscle (dissected)
8 . Semimembranosus muscle (insertion)
9 . Medial inferior genicular artery
10 . Popliteus muscle (area of insertion)
11 . Nutrient artery to tibia
12 . Tibia
13 . Periosteal artery
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