Lateral compartment of leg

Lateral compartment of leg
Artery fibular artery
Nerve superficial fibular nerve
Latin compartimentum cruris laterale
TA A04.7.01.009
FMA 45185

Anatomical terminology


The lateral compartment of the leg contains:

Muscle Proximal Attachment Distal Attachment Innervation Main Action
Fibularis longus Head and superior two thirds of lateral surface of fibula Base of 1st metatarsal and medial cuneiform Superficial fibular nerve
(L5, S1, S2)
Everts foot and weakly plantarflexes ankle
Fibularis brevis Inferior two thirds of lateral surface of fibula Dorsal surface of tuberosity on lateral side of base of 5th



Nerve Supply

The lateral compartment of the leg is supplied by the superficial fibular nerve (superficial peroneal nerve).

Blood Supply

Its proximal and distal arterial supply consists of perforating branches of the posterior tibial artery and fibular artery.[3]

See also


  1. latleg at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  2. Moore, Dally, and Agur (2014). Moore Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Table 5.10, p 591.
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