Muscles of the Leg

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Knee joint | Main Anatomy Index | Tibiofibular joints

Last updated 30 March 2006

Muscles of the Leg

Compartments of the Leg (pp. 443-4)

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Anterior Compartment of the Leg (p. 444)


The Tibialis Anterior Muscle (p. 444-5)


Paralysis of the tibialis anterior muscle


Shin Splits


The Extensor Hallucis Longus Muscle (p. 444-5)


The Extensor Digitorum Longus Muscle (p. 445-6)


The Fibularis (Peroneus) Tertius Muscle (p. 445-6)

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Lateral Compartment of the Leg


The Fibularis (Peroneus) Longus Muscle (p. 448)


The Fibularis (Peroneus) Brevis Muscle (p. 448)

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Posterior Compartment of the Leg


The Superficial Group


The Gastrocnemius Muscle (pp. 449, 451)


The Soleus Muscle (pp. 449, 451)


The Plantaris Muscle (pp. 449, 451)

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The Deep Group of Muscles in the Posterior Compartment of the Leg


The Popliteus Muscle (pp. 452, 455)


Flexor Retinaculum of the Ankle


The Flexor Hallucis Longus Muscle (pp. 452-457)


The Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle (pp. 455, 457)


The Tibialis Posterior Muscle (pp. 455, 457)

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Michael Tam (c) 1998