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Deep Posterior Compartment of the Leg

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Muscles

Cross-section of the lower leg depicting the 4 compartments and select key structures[1]

Vascular Supply


Nerves


Actions

  • Tibialis Posterior
    • Plantarflexion
  • FHL
    • Flexes great toe
  • FDL
    • Flexes toes
  • Popliteus
    • Unlocks knee, weak flexor

Clinical Significance


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References

  1. Pechar, Joanne, and M. Melanie Lyons. "Acute compartment syndrome of the lower leg: a review." The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 12.4 (2016): 265-270.
Created by:
John Kiel on 23 June 2019 00:35:07
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1 May 2024 20:26:12
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