Anterior intermuscular septum of leg

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Anterior intermuscular septum of leg
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Cross-section through middle of leg.
Latin Septum intermusculare cruris anterius
TA A04.7.03.022
FMA 58755
Anatomical terminology

The anterior intermuscular septum of leg or anterior crural intermuscular septum is a band of fascia which separates the lateral from the anterior compartment of leg.

The deep fascia of leg gives off from its deep surface, on the lateral side of the leg, two strong intermuscular septa, the anterior and posterior peroneal septa, which enclose the peroneus longus and brevis, and separate them from the muscles of the anterior and posterior crural regions, and several more slender processes which enclose the individual muscles in each region.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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