Fascial compartments of thigh
The fascial compartments of thigh are the three fascial compartments that divide and contain the thigh muscles. The fascia lata is the strong and deep fascia of the thigh that surrounds the thigh muscles and forms the outer limits of the compartments. Internally the muscle compartments are divided by the lateral and medial intermuscular septa.
The three groups of muscles contained in the compartments have their own nerve supply:
|Anterior compartment||Sartorius muscle, Quadriceps (Rectus femoris, Vastus lateralis, Vastus intermedius and Vastus medialis), Articularis genus||Femoral nerve|
|Medial compartment||Pectineus, External obturator, Gracilis muscle, Adductors (longus, brevis, and minimus)||Obturator nerve|
|Posterior compartment||'hamstring portion' of the Adductor magnus, Biceps femoris, Semitendinosus and Semimembranosus]||Sciatic nerve|
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