superficial posterior compartment

superficial posterior compartment

lower-leg muscle compartment; contains bellies of gastrocnemius and soleus Figure 1
Figure 1: Compartments of the right lower leg. This article was published in Neale's Disorders of the Foot, Lorimer, French, O'Donnell, Burrow, Wall, Copyright Elsevier, (2006).
References in periodicals archive ?
At this point, the dissection was carried through the subcutaneous tissue and fascia of the superficial posterior compartment at the most distal aspect of the flap.
Abnormal compartment pressure (22 mmHg) was observed in the left leg in the superficial posterior compartment and anterior compartment at rest 5 minutes after exercise.
In the right lower extremity, abnormal compartment pressure (26 mmHg) was observed at rest in the superficial posterior compartment, and in the anterolateral compartment (30 mmHg).
These leg muscles are divided into four compartments bounded by fascial septa: the superficial posterior compartment, the deep posterior compartment, the lateral compartment, and the anterior compartment.
The superficial posterior compartment contains the soleus, plantaris, and gastrocnemius muscles and the sural nerve.
Superficial posterior compartment pain may be vague and poorly localized.
The superficial posterior compartment can be tested at the posteromedial or posterolateral aspect of the leg.
One case series of superficial posterior compartment fasciotomy for MTSS in 35 athletes reported that, among the 32 athletes available for follow-up, 72% (23) reported improved symptoms, but 69% (22) had a lower level of activity postoperatively.
Surgical treatment of medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splint) by fasciotomy of the superficial posterior compartment of the leg.
Some authorities think the superficial posterior compartment should be further divided into the lateral and medial superficial posterior compartments, reflecting the 2 heads of the gastrocnemius muscle.
The anterior compartment is most commonly affected, followed by the lateral, deep posterior, and superficial posterior compartments.
The medial incision is based 2cm behind the posterolateral border of the tibia and fasciotomy here allows release of the deep and superficial posterior compartments (Singh et al 2004).

Full browser ?