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1

What muscle is located in the Anterior Compartment of the leg?

Tibialis Anterior

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Tibialis Anterior

anterior compartment of leg

action: dorsiflexion, inversion of foot
--prevents plantar flexion during walking

Origin: tibia
Insertion: dorsum of foot

3

What muscles are included in the Lateral Compartment off the leg?

Fibularis Longus
Fibularis Brevis

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Fibularis Longus and Fibularis Brevis

lateral compartment of leg
--fibularis brevis is deep to fibularis longus

action: evert and plantarflex foot

Origin: fibula
Insertion: sole of foot

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What muscles are included in the posterior compartment of the leg?

Gastrocnemius
Soleus
Flexor Hallucis Longus
Flexor Digitorum Longus

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Gastrocnemius

posterior compartment of leg

aka "calf muscle"

action: flexes leg, plantarflexes foot

Origin: femur
Insertion: calcaneus

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Soleus

posterior compartment of leg

action: plantarflexes foot

Origin: tibia and fibula
Insertion: calcaneus

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Flexor Hallucis Longus

posterior compartment of leg

action: plantarflexes hallux and foot

Origin: tibia and fibula
Insertion: hallux

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Flexor Digitorum Longus

posterior compartment of leg

action: plantarflexes digits 2-5 and foot

Origin: tibia and fibula
Insertion: digits 2-5