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anterior compartment of thigh


Definition: anterior portion of the space enclosed by the fascia lata, separated from the medial and lateral compartments by the medial and lateral intermuscular septa, respectively; contains the shaft of the femur and the muscles that produce flexion at hip and/or extension at the knee, innervated by the femoral nerve.

Synonym(s): compartimentum femoris anteriusTA, compartimentum femoris extensorumTA, extensor compartment of thigh, compartment of thigh for extensors of knee, compartment of thigh for flexors of hip

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