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When your non-health science friends talk about the ‘leg’, they mean the entire lower extremity. However, in the world of anatomy, the ‘leg’ strictly means the portion between the knee and the ankle joints. It is composed of several structures: In this page, we will take a look at all of the above as well as the anatomy of the knee.
The leg is divided into three major anatomical compartments, each one containing a specific group of muscles: 1 anterior group 2 lateral group 3 posterior group