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Lateral compartment of leg

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Lateral compartment of leg

Lateral compartment of leg
Latin compartimentum cruris laterale
fibular artery
superficial fibular nerve
Gray's p.486
Anatomical terminology


  • Muscles 1
  • Action 2
  • Nerve Supply 3
  • Blood Supply 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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



Nerve Supply

The lateral compartment of the leg is supplied by the superficial fibular nerve (superficial peroneal nerve).

Blood Supply

Its proximal and distal arterial supply consists of perforating branches of the anterior tibial artery and fibular artery.[3]

See also


  1. ^ latleg at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  2. ^ Moore, Dally, and Agur (2014). Moore Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Table 5.10, p 591.
  3. ^ Essential Clinical Anatomy By Keith L. Moore, A. M. R. Agur

External links

  • Diagram at

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