The posterior compartment of the leg is divided further into deep and superficial compartments:

  • Deep Posterior Compartment
    • popliteus
    • flexor hallucis longus
    • flexor digitorum longus
    • tibialis posterior
  • Superficial Posterior Compartment
    • gastrocnemius
    • soleus
    • plantaris

The compartment contains the plantar flexors, supplied by the tibial nerve and the posterior tibial artery

This definition incorporates text from the wikipedia website - Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. (2004, July 22). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from


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