Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg

Muscles of leg, posterior view

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg
Muscles of leg, posterior view
The crural fascia has been cut away. The small saphenous vein and the cutaneous nerves of the back of the leg have been preserved approximately to their normal locations to illustrate the relations of these structures to the musculature.
1 . Gastrocnemius muscle (lateral head)
2 . Lateral cutaneous sural nerve
3 . Lesser saphenous vein
4 . Branch of medial sural cutaneous nerve
5 . Soleus muscle
6 . Peroneus brevis muscle (covered by crural fascia)
7 . Gastrocnemius muscle (medial head)
8 . Saphenous nerve
9 . Communication between great and small saphenous veins
10 . Sural nerve
11 . Tendo calcaneus (Achilles)
12 . Flexor digitorum longus muscle