Lower Extremity

There are three gluteal compartments of the buttocks. One contains the tensor muscle of the fascia lata, another the gluteus medius and minimus, and the third the gluteus maximus. The sciatic nerve lies adjacent to the gluteus maximus and can be compressed by it.

The thigh has three compartments: the anterior, medial, and posterior. The anterior compartment contains the vastus lateralis, the vastus intermedius, and the vastus medialis muscles, as well as the sartorius and rectus femoris muscles. The femoral artery and nerve also traverse the anterior thigh compartment. The medial compartment contains the adductor longus, the adductor brevis, and the adductor magnus muscles, plus the gracilis muscle. The posterior compartment contains the semimembranosus, the semitendinosus, and the biceps femoris muscles. The sciatic nerve also traverses the posterior compartment.

The leg has four compartments (Fig..i.27.0.:4). The anterior compartment, the compartment most frequently involved by this syndrome, contains the tibialis anterior muscle and the extensor muscles of the toes—the extensor hallucis longus and the extensor digitorum longus muscles. The anterior tibial artery and the deep peroneal nerve are also located in this compartment. The lateral compartment, which is frequently involved when the anterior compartment is involved, contains the peroneous longus and brevis muscles, as well as the superficial peroneal nerve. The deep posterior compartment contains the tibialis posterior muscle, the flexor digitorum longus muscle, and the flexor hallucis longus muscle. It also contains the posterior tibial artery and the tibial nerve. The superficial posterior compartment contains the gastrocnemius muscle, the soleus muscle, and the sural nerve.

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