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Lower limb

Overview

Before we examine the lower limb in detail, let’s take a look at the main bones, muscles, vessels and nerves of the lower limb.
  1. Regions of the lower limb
    Regions of the lower limb seen from anterior and posterior views.
  2. Main bones of the lower limb
    Major bones of the hip, thigh, leg and foot.
  3. Main muscles of the lower limb
    Overview of the main muscles of the lower limb.
  4. Main arteries of the lower limb
    Major arteries of the hip, thigh, leg and foot.
  5. Main veins of the lower limb
    Major veins and tributaries that drain the lower limb.
  6. Main nerves of the lower limb
    Major nerves of the hip, thigh, leg and foot.

Hip and thigh

The framework of the hip and thigh is defined by the bony pelvis and femur. Bones, blood vessels and nerves attach to and pass alongside these bones.
  1. Muscles of the hip and thigh
    This study unit will cover the following groups of muscles: gluteal muscles, inner hip muscles, adductors of the thigh, anterior and posterior thigh muscles.
  2. Femur
    Comprehensive overview of the anatomy of the femur.
  3. Hip joint
    Bones and ligaments that form the hip joint.

Knee and leg

The knee joint is found between the thigh and the lower leg. Many structures belong to this area of the body, including the tibia and fibula.
  1. Tibia and fibula
    Introduction to the tibia and fibula.
  2. Knee joint
    Sagittal view of the knee joint showing the patellofemoral and tibiofemoral joints.
  3. Muscles of the leg
    Overview of the muscles of the leg and knee.

Ankle and foot

The ankle is a region where the leg and foot meet. Both the ankle and foot are comprised of many structures including bones, muscles, blood vessels and nerves.
  1. Bones of the foot
    Overview of the main bones of the foot.
  2. Joints and ligaments of the foot
    Overview of the main joints and ligaments of the foot seen from lateral, medial and plantar views.
  3. Ankle joint
    Bones and ligaments that form the ankle joint.
  4. Talus
    Talus seen from lateral, medial, inferior and superior views.
  5. Calcaneus
    Calcaneus seen from lateral, medial, inferior and superior views.
  6. Muscles of the foot
    Overview of the dorsal and plantar muscles of the foot.

Nerves and vessels

The lower limbs are comprised of many structures supplied and innervated by arteries, veins and nerves of this region.
  1. Neurovasculature of the hip and the thigh
    Nerves, arteries and veins of the hip and thigh.
  2. Femoral artery and its branches
    Overview of the femoral artery and its branches from an anterior view.
  3. Sciatic nerve and its branches
    Overview of the sciatic nerve and its branches from a posterior view.
  4. Neurovasculature of the leg and knee
    Arteries, veins and nerves of the leg and knee.
  5. Arteries and nerves of the foot
    Overview of the main arteries and nerves of the foot.

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