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Dorsal Interossei (Foot)

The dorsal interossei are a group of intrinsic muscles within the foot. They form the deepest layer of plantar muscles and have a bipennate shape. Attachments: Originates from the lateral…

Arteries of the Lower Limb

…bruit may be heard on auscultation. In the Foot Arterial supply to the foot is delivered via two arteries: Dorsalis pedis (a continuation of the anterior tibial artery) Posterior tibial…

The Common Fibular Nerve

…Patients with common fibular nerve damage will lose the ability to dorsiflex the foot at the ankle joint. Hence the foot will appear permanently plantarflexed – known as footdrop. They…

Muscles in the Posterior Compartment of the Leg

…tendon). The injury is usually sustained during forceful plantarflexion of the foot. The patient will be unable to plantarflex the foot against resistance, and the affected foot will be permanently…

Walking and Gaits

…stage. Quadriceps femoris – stabilises the knee in extension, supporting the weight of the body. Foot inverters and evertors – contract in a balanced manner to stabilise the foot. Gluteus…

Muscles in the Lateral Compartment of the Leg

…into the foot, posterior to the lateral malleolus. The tendon crosses under the foot, and attaches to the bones on the medial side, namely the medial cuneiform and base of…

The Sciatic Nerve

…the posterolateral leg, lateral foot and the sole of the foot. Common fibular nerve – supplies the skin of the lateral leg and the dorsum of the foot. By TeachMeSeries…

The Superficial Fibular (Peroneal) Nerve

…and the majority of the dorsum of the foot (apart from the webbing between the hallux and the second digit). Anatomical Course The superficial fibular nerve is a terminal branch…

The Ankle Joint

The ankle joint (or talocrural joint) is a synovial joint located in the lower limb. It is formed by the bones of the leg (tibia and fibula) and the foot

Venous Drainage of the Lower Limb

…limb. Often, the artery and vein are located within the same vascular sheath – so that the arterial pulsations aid the venous return. Foot and Leg The main venous structure…

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