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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 14: Figure 1

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Muscles of the anterior surface of the lower limb.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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Muscles of the anterior surface of the lower limb

a) Iliac crest.
b) Anterior superior iliac spine.
c) Greater trochanter of femur.
d) Os pubis, symphysis.
e) Lesser trochanter of femur.
f) Patella.
g) Tibial tuberosity.
h) Tibial crest.
i) Medial malleolus.
k) Lateral malleolus (fibular).
l) Inferior extensor retinaculum.
m) Fibula.
n) Linea alba.
o) Inguinal ligament (s. Poupartii s. Fallopii).
p) Medial cruz, inguinal ligament.
q) Lateral cruz, inguinal ligament.
r) External inguinal ring (s. anulus abdominalis s. inguinalis inferior).
s) Internal inguinal ring (s. annulus abdominalis internus s. inguinalis superioris).
t) Posterior wall of the inguinal canal.

  1. m. external abdominal oblique.
  2. m. transverses abdominis.
  3. m. tensor fascia lata.
  4. m. gluteus medius.
  5. m. internal iliac.
  6. m. psoas major.
  7. m. Pectineus.
  8. m. sartorius.
  9. m. adductor longus (s. primus).
  10. m. rectus femoris.
  11. tendon, extensor digitorum communis.
  12. patellar ligament.
  13. m. vastus medialis.
  14. m. intermedius (with m. articularis genu).
    14*. m. vastus lateralis.
  15. m. gracilis.
  16. m. adductor magnus (s. tertius).
  17. m. tibialis anterior.
  18. m. extensor hallucis longus.
  19. m. extensor digitorum (communis) longus.
  20. m. peroneus tertius.
  21. m. peroneus longus and brevis.
  22. m. gastrocnemius.
  23. m. soleus.
  24. m. extensor hallucis brevis.
  25. m. extensor digitorum (communis) brevis.
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