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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 29: Figure 3

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Skin and muscle nerves on the posterior surface of the pelvis and leg.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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Skin and muscle nerves on the posterior surface of the pelvis and leg

a) m. Gluteus maximus.
b) m. Gluteus medius.
c) m. Gluteus minimus.
d) m. Pyriformis.
e) mm. Gemelli with m. obturator internus between superior and inferior gemelli.
f) m. Quadratus femoris.
g) Ischial tuberosity.
h) Sacrotuberous ligament.
i) m. Levator ani.
k) m. Vastus lateralis.
l) m. Biceps femoris.
m) m. Biceps femoris, short head.
n) m. Biceps femoris, long head.
o) m. Semitendinous.
p) m. Semimembranous.
q) m. Gracilis.
r) m. Sartorious.
s) m. Adductor magnus.
t) m. Gastronemius.
u) m. Popliteus.
v) m. Soleus.
w) mm. Peroneus longus and brevis.
x) m. Flexor hallucis longus.
y) mm. Tibialis posterior and flexor digitorum communis longus.
z) Tendo Achillis.

  1. small (short) saphenous vein.
  2. tibialis artery and vein.
  3. superior gluteal cutaneous nerve (from posterior branches of lumbar nerves).
  4. posterior communis femoral cutaneous nerve.
  5. inferior gluteal cutaneous nerve.
  6. lesser saphenous nerve branch.
  7. great saphenous nerve.
  8. fibular cutaneous nerve (s. external saphenous nerve).
  9. tibial communicating nerve.
  10. dorsalis pedis external cutaneous nerve.
  11. superior gluteal nerve.
  12. inferior gluteal nerve.
  13. common pudendal nerve.
  14. sciatic plexus (ischiadicus plexus).
  15. posterior femoral cutaneous communis nerve.
  16. sciatic nerve (ischiadic nerve).
  17. peroneal nerve (s. fibular nerve).
  18. tibial nerve.
  19. fibular communicating nerve.

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