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Muscles of Leg (Left)
Muscular System

Muscles of Leg (Left)

Musculi cruris

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Description

The muscles of the leg are a group of muscles of the lower limb that act on the bones of the foot. They are involved in the gross motor movements of the ankle and foot during movements such as walking and standing.

For classification purposes, the muscles of the leg are divided into three distinct compartments:

- muscles of the anterior compartment of leg;

- muscles of the lateral compartment of leg;

- muscles of the posterior compartment of leg.

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