Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of dorsolateral aspect of left foot and ankle

Superficial nerves and vessels of foot in relation to muscles and tendons, lateral view

Image #196-7

KEYWORDS: Ankle, Foot and toes, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of dorsolateral aspect of left foot and ankle
Superficial nerves and vessels of foot in relation to muscles and tendons, lateral view
The skin and subcutaneous connective tissue have been entirely removed from the specimen. Only the principal branches of the small saphenous vein have been preserved. The deep fascia has been dissected, with retention of the retinacula at the ankle. A band of the dorsal fascia of the foot (5) has also been kept intact across the metatarsal region.
1 . Superior extensor retinaculum
2 . Dorsal intermediate cutaneous nerve
3 . Inferior extensor retinaculum
4 . Extensor digitorum longus muscle (tendons)
5 . Fascia of dorsalis pedis
6 . Lesser saphenous vein
7 . Sural nerve
8 . Peroneus longus muscle (tendon)
9 . Tendo calcaneus
10 . Upper pointer: Superior peroneal retinaculum Lower pointer: Lateral malleolus
11 . Lateral calcaneal branch of sural nerve
12 . Calcaneus
13 . Dorsal lateral cutaneous nerve
14 . Inferior peroneal retinaculum (pointer also indicates tendon of peroneus longus muscle)
15 . Abductor digiti minimi muscle
16 . Peroneus brevis muscle (tendon)
17 . Extensor digitorum brevis muscle
18 . Peroneus tertius muscle (tendon)
19 . Tuberosity of 5th metatarsal bone
20 . Extensor digitorum brevis muscle (tendons)
21 . Dorsal digital nerves
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