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Lateral Compartment of the Leg

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

Vascular Supply



  • Week Plantarflexion
  • Eversion
    • 63% of hindfoot eversion (peroneus longus providing 35%, peroneus brevis 28%)[2]

Clinical Significance

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  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.
  2. Kilkelly, FX; McHale, KA: Acute rupture of the peroneal longus tendon in a runner: a case report and review of literature. Foot Ankle Int.15(10): 567-569, 1994
Created by:
John Kiel on 23 June 2019 00:31:57
Last edited:
1 May 2024 20:25:57