Anterior compartment of the thigh

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 25 Aug 2021

The anterior compartment of the thigh is one of the three compartments in the thigh. Muscles within this compartment primarily produce hip flexion and knee extension.

The thigh is separated into anterior, posterior and medial (adductor) compartments by intermuscular septa and surrounded by the fascia lata.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: anterior thigh muscle (Gray's illustration)
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