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Anterior Compartment of Arm (Left)
Muscular System

Anterior Compartment of Arm (Left)

Compartimentum anterius brachii

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Description

The muscles of the anterior compartment (flexor compartment) are one of two subgroups of the arm muscles, the other being the muscles of the posterior compartment. These muscles mainly act to:

- flex the forearm at the elbow joint;

- supinate the forearm at the radioulnar joints.

The muscles of the anterior compartment of the arm consist of the:

- biceps brachii;

- coracobrachialis;

- brachialis.

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Fascial Compartment

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The medial brachial fascial compartment is a section of the upper arm formed by the medial intermuscular septum where the axillary vessels and terminal nerves of the brachial plexus travel.

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