Lower Limb LO2

2. Understand the details (attachments, actions, innervation, blood supply, etc.) regarding the compartments of the thigh and leg.

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Anterior compartment of thigh generalizations

Medial compartment of thigh generalizations

Posterior compartment of thigh generalizations

Anterior compartment of leg generalizations


Lateral compartment of leg generalizations

  • Muscles
  • Joints crossed
    • Talocrural joint
    • Subtalar & transverse tarsal joints
  • Innervation
    • Superficial fibular (peroneal) n.
  • Blood supply
    • Anterior tibial a.
  • Actions
    • Eversion of subtalar & transverse tarsal joints
    • Plantarflexion of talocrural joint

Posterior compartment of leg generalizations

  • Muscles
  • Joints crossed
    • Talocrural
    • Knee joint
    • Deep muscles - foot joints
  • Innervation
    • Tibial n.
  • Blood supply
    • Posterior tibial a.
  • Actions
    • Plantarflexion of talocrural joint