Anterior compartment of thigh

Anterior compartment of thigh

Infobox Anatomy
Name = Anterior compartment of thigh
Latin =
GraySubject = 128
GrayPage = 468



Caption = Cross-section through the middle of the thigh. (Anterior compartment is at upper left.)


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Artery = femoral artery
Vein =
Nerve = femoral nerve
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The anterior fascial compartment of thigh contains the knee extensors and hip flexors.

It contains the following five muscles:cite book |author=Sauerland, Eberhardt K.; Patrick W., PhD. Tank; Tank, Patrick W. |title=Grant's dissector |publisher=Lippincott Williams & Wilkins |location=Hagerstown, MD |year=2005 |pages=125 |isbn=0-7817-5484-4 |oclc= |doi=]

* sartorius (the longest muscle in the human body)
* quadriceps (rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, vastus medialis)

The articularis genu is sometimes included in this group.cite web |url=http://mywebpages.comcast.net/WNOR/summarylistll.htm |title=Summary of Lower Limb |accessdate=2008-01-27 |format= |work=]

The iliopsoas is sometimes considered a member of this group; [cite book |author=Ellis, Harold; Susan Standring; Gray, Henry David |title=Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice |publisher=Elsevier Churchill Livingstone |location=St. Louis, Mo |year=2005 |pages=518 |isbn=0-443-07168-3 |oclc= |doi=] cite web |url=http://mywebpages.comcast.net/WNOR/summarylistll.htm |title=Summary of Lower Limb |accessdate=2008-01-27 |format= |work=] however, the psoas portions do not share the same innervation.


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* [http://summit.stanford.edu/ourwork/PROJECTS/LUCY/lucywebsite/ant_comp.html Overview at stanford.edu]


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