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


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