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:
- Origin: Anchors proximally to the lateral condyle and proximal half of the lateral surface of the tibia, interosseous membrane, deep fascia and lateral intermuscular septum (3, 8, 11).
- Insertion: Medial and plantar surface of Medial cuneiform and to the base of the first metatarsal bone (3, 8, 11).
- Nerve: Deep fibular (peroneal) nerve, splitting from the common fibular nerve, via the sciatic nerve, originating from the lumbosacral plexus with nerve roots L4, L5, and sometimes S1.
- The deep fibular nerve innervates all of the muscles of the anterior compartment of the lower leg including extensor hallucis longus (EHL), extensor digitorum longus