Superfical Posterior Compartment
- Lateral Compartment
- Anterior Compart
- Deep Posterior Compartment
- superficial posterior compartment contians gastrocnemius, soleus, popliteus, & plantaris muscles.
- sural nerve, short & long saphenous veins are also w/in this compartment, but there are no arterial structures of significance;
- popliteus functions as a leg flexor, internal rotator of tibia, & initiator of knee flexion;
- gastrocnemius, crossing both knee and ankle, is a pimary flexor of knee and tibiotalar joints;
- soleus tendon joins gastrocnemius tendon in distal third of leg to form triceps surae or Achilles tendon;
- plantaris has no f(x) significance, but may serve as a source for tendon graft donation
Superficial posterior compartment syndrome of the leg with deep venous compromise. A case report.
The deep posterior compartmental syndrome of the leg.
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, December 8, 2011 12:10 pm