Fascial Compartments of Leg - Compartments


The (lower) leg is divided into four compartments by the interosseous membrane of the leg, the transverse intermuscular septum and the posterior intermuscular septum:

Compartment Muscles Neurovascular structures
Anterior compartment of leg Tibialis anterior, Extensor hallucis longus, Extensor digitorum longus, Peroneus tertius Deep peroneal nerve, Anterior tibial vessels
Lateral compartment of leg Fibularis/peroneus longus, Fibularis/peroneus brevis Superficial peroneal nerve
Deep posterior compartment of leg Tibialis posterior, Flexor hallucis longus, Flexor digitorum longus, Popliteus Tibial nerve, Posterior tibial vessels
Superficial posterior compartment of leg Gastrocnemius, Soleus, Plantaris Medial sural cutaneous nerve

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