Cadaver Dissection of Anterior Compartment Muscles via http://www.rvuanatomy.com

What's in a name?

  • Tibia (n.) lower leg bone, 1726, from Latin tibia “shinbone,” also “pipe, flute” (originally one of bone), in which sense it originally came into English (1540s). Of unknown origin. The Latin plural is tibiæ. Related: Tibial. (Etymology Online)
  • Anterior (adj.) 1610s, Latin, literally “former,” comparative of ante “before” (see ante). Related: Anteriority. (Etymology Online)
    • "Before the lower leg bone"

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Attachments and Innervation: