lateral compartment of leg


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lateral compartment of leg

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lateral portion of space enclosed by the deep fascia of the leg, separated from the anterior and posterior compartments by the anterior and posterior intermuscular septa of leg, respectively, that attach to the fibula; contains evertors of the foot, innervated by the superficial fibular (peroneal) nerve.
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Surgical anatomy: Peroneus brevis muscle is deep muscle in the lateral compartment of leg. Originates from the junction of upper and middle third junction of the lateral surface of fibula descend closely to lateral surface of fibula, with Peroneus longus superficially and follow that surface as it spirals behind the triangular subcutaneous area of fibula to reach the posterior surface of lateral malleolus, tendon pass under the retinaculum to get inserted to the base of the fifth metatarsal.
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