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anterior compartment of leg [TA]
anterior portion of space enclosed by the deep fascia of the leg, separated from the posterior compartment by the tibia and fibula by the intervening interosseous membrane, and from the lateral compartment by the anterior intermuscular septum; contains the dorsiflexors of the foot and long extensors of the toes, all innervated by the deep fibular (peroneal) nerve.
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The needle was withdrawn from saline bottle and inserted into the middle of the anterior compartment of the leg
after sterlising the skin with betadine and alcohol.
Calcification seems to occur predominately in the lower limb with the most frequent site being the anterior compartment of the leg