Tibialis Anterior

Written by Roxanne Salkeld

Last updated January 7, 2023 • 4 Revisions •

The tibialis anterior is a muscle within the anterior compartment of the leg. It can be palpated just lateral to the shaft of the tibia.

  • Attachments: Originates from the lateral surface of the tibia and attaches to the medial cuneiform bone and the base of metatarsal I.
  • Actions: Dorsiflexion and inversion of the foot

Fig 1
The muscles of the anterior leg.

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