Lateral compartment of leg
|Lateral compartment of leg|
|Nerve||superficial fibular nerve|
|Latin||compartimentum cruris laterale|
The lateral compartment of the leg contains:
|Muscle||Proximal Attachment||Distal Attachment||Innervation||Main Action|
|Fibularis longus||Head and superior two thirds of lateral surface of fibula||Base of 1st metatarsal and medial cuneiform||Superficial fibular nerve |
(L5, S1, S2)
|Everts foot and weakly plantarflexes ankle|
|Fibularis brevis||Inferior two thirds of lateral surface of fibula||Dorsal surface of tuberosity on lateral side of base of 5th|
The lateral compartment of the leg is supplied by the superficial fibular nerve (superficial peroneal nerve).
- latleg at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
- Moore, Dally, and Agur (2014). Moore Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Table 5.10, p 591.