ASPECT OF THIGH
thigh is divided into three main compartments for the ease of description by
lateral, medial and posterior intermuscular septa. The anterolateral compartment
contains extensor muscles, which are supplied by the
femoral nerve. The
compartment contains hamstring muscles, which are supplied by the
while the medial or adductor compartment has muscles supplied by
with loose areolar tissue, especially in the female. It is divided into two
Superficial fascia has the following structures
some cases the above arteries are derived from the
external iliac artery and not
femoral artery. The
femoral artery is a continuation of the
external iliac artery
and it begins at the level of the inguinal ligament.
deep fascia of the thigh is called fascia lata. It has many modifications.
veins follow the course of arteries and have the same names. The great vein in
the thigh is the
femoral vein, which receives its tributaries.
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