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How many fascial compartments are there in the leg?
3, same as in the thigh
What are the three fascial compartments in the leg?
Anterior, posterior, and lateral (same as in the thigh)
What is the primary action of the muscles of the anterior compartment?
Dorsiflexion (extension) of the foot and toes
Which nerve innervates the muscles of the anterior compartment?
Deep peroneal (fibular) nerve
Name the three primary muscles of the anterior compartment of the leg.
Tibialis anterior
Extensor hallucis longus
Extensor digitorum longus
Other than dorsiflexion (extension), what movement does contraction of the muscles of the anterior compartment produce?
Inversion
What is the primary action of the muscles of the posterior compartment?
Plantar flexion of the foot and toes
Which nerve innervates the muscles of the posterior compartment?
Tibial nerve
The posterior fascial compartment is divided into two sub-compartments. What are these?
Superficial and deep
From superficial to deep, mame the muscles of the superficial posterior compartment.
Gastrocnemius, soleus
Which tendon originates from the gastrocnemius and soleus? Where does it insert?
Achilles tendon, inserts on calcaneus
Name the three muscles of the deep posterior compartment.
Tibialis posterior, flexor hallucis longus, flexor digitorum longus
Other than plantar flexion, what movement does contraction of the muscles of the anterior compartment produce?
Inversion
What is the primary action of the muscles of the lateral compartment of the leg?
Eversion
Which nerve supplies the muscles of the lateral compartment of the leg?
Superficial peroneal nerve
Name the muscles of the lateral compartment of the leg.
Peroneus longus and peroneus brevis
The primary motor function of the tibial nerve is...
Plantar flexion
The primary motor function of the deep peroneal nerve is...
Dorsiflexion
The primary motor function of the superficial peroneal nerve is...
Eversion
Dorsiflexion of the foot is accomplished with which peripheral nerve?
Deep peroneal nerve
Plantar flexion of the foot is accomplished with which peripheral nerve?
Tibial nerve
Eversion of the foot is accomplished with which peripheral nerve?
Superficial peroneal nerve