Lateral compartment of leg

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Lateral compartment of leg
Arteryfibular artery
Nervesuperficial fibular nerve
Latincompartimentum cruris laterale
Anatomical terminology


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[edit]

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

Blood Supply[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  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. ^

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