Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg

Nerves to deep flexor muscles, close-up view of upper area of leg

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Dissection of posterior aspect of left leg
Nerves to deep flexor muscles, close-up view of upper area of leg
The tibial nerve has been elevated and put under traction to stretch the various muscular branches that have been exposed within the dissected area.
1 . Popliteal artery
2 . Oblique popliteal ligament
3 . Lateral inferior genicular artery
4 . Tibial nerve (elevated)
5 . Muscular branch Tibial nerve (to popliteus muscle and tibialis posterior muscle)
6 . Muscular branch of tibial nerve (to flexor digitorum longus muscle)
7 . Body of fibula
8 . Anterior tibial artery (passing into anterior compartment of leg)
9 . Posterior tibial artery
10 . Soleus muscle (origin)
11 . Muscular branch of tibial nerve (to flexor hallucis longus muscle)
12 . Peroneal artery
13 . Tibialis posterior muscle
14 . Flexor hallucis longus muscle
15 . Medial inferior genicular artery
16 . Semimembranosus muscle (insertion)
17 . Gracilis muscle (insertion)
18 . Sartorius muscle (insertion)
19 . Semitendinosus muscle (insertion)
20 . Flexor digitorum longus muscle
21 . Posterior tibial veins