Updated: 10/19/2016

Compartments of leg

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Compartments
  • The leg is divided into four osseofascial compartments by
    • interosseous membrane of the leg
    • transverse intermuscular septum
    • anterior intermuscular (crural) septum
Compartment Contents
  • Anterior compartment
    • muscular
      • tibialis anterior 
      • extensor hallucis longus 
      • extensor digitorum longus 
      • peroneus tertius 
    • neurovascular
      • deep peroneal nerve
      • anterior tibial vessels
  • Lateral compartment
    • muscular
      • peroneus longus 
      • peroneus brevis 
    • neurovascular
      • superficial peroneal nerve
  • Superficial posterior compartment
    • muscular
      • gastrocnemius 
      • plantaris 
      • soleus 
    • neurovascular
      • sural nerve
  • Deep posterior compartment
    • muscular
      • tibialis posterior 
      • flexor hallucis longus 
      • flexor digitorum longus 
      • popliteus 
    • neurovascular
      • tibial nerve
      • posterior tibial vessels
 

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