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1

How many muscles are in the anterior compartment of the leg?

4

2

What artery supplies the muscles of the anterior leg?

Anterior tibial artery

3

What nerve innervates the muscles of the anterior leg?

Deep fibular nerve

4

What muscles are in the anterior compartment of the leg?

Tibialis anterior
Extensor digitorum longus
Extensor Hallucis longus
Fibularis tertius

5

What is the action of Tibialis anterior?

Dorsiflexion
Inversion of the foot

6

What is the main action of Extensor digitorum longus?

Extension of lateral 4 toes
Dorsiflexion of foot

7

What is the action of Extensor Hallucis longus?

Extends the great toe
Dorsiflexes the foot

8

What is the main action of the Fibularis tertius?

Evert the foot
Weak dorsiflexor

9

Why isn't the Fibularis tertius always considered to be present?

Can be considered as part of the Extensor digitorum longus