Anterior compartment of the leg

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The anterior compartment of the leg is one of the four compartments in the leg between the knee and foot. Muscles within this compartment primarily produce ankle dorsiflexion and toe extension.

The leg is separated into anterior, lateral, superficial posterior and deep posterior compartments by intermuscular septa and surrounded by the deep fascia of the leg.


Lower limb anatomy
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rID: 40344
Section: Anatomy
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