Dissection of anterior aspect of left leg

Anterior tibial and dorsal pedal vessels; anterolateral view of leg and foot

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Dissection of anterior aspect of left leg
Anterior tibial and dorsal pedal vessels; anterolateral view of leg and foot
The dissection illustrates the course of the anterior tibial vessels through the anterior compartment of the leg and oto the dorsum of the foot (9,10,4). The extensor hallucis longus muscle has been preserved within the compartment to show its relation to these vessels.
1 . Anterior tibial recurrent artery
2 . Body of tibia
3 . Medial malleolus
4 . Dorsalis pedis artery
5 . Dorsal digital nerve
6 . Extensor hallucis longus muscle (tendon)
7 . Head of fibula
8 . Deep peroneal nerve
9 . Anterior tibial artery
10 . Anterior tibial veins
11 . Peroneus longus muscle (area of origin from fibula)
12 . Posterior intermuscular septum
13 . Anterior intermuscular septum
14 . Extensor hallucis longus muscle (cut off)
15 . Anterior lateral malleolar artery
16 . Lateral malleolus
17 . Peroneus brevis muscle (tendon)
18 . Peroneus longus muscle (tendon)