Lower Leg

Lower Leg

 

in humans, the part of the lower extremity between the thigh and the foot. The skeleton of the lower leg is composed of two bones; the tibia toward the inner part of the leg and the fibula toward the outer part. These bones articulate superiorly, along their length they are connected by the interosseous membrane, and inferiorly they are connected by ligaments. The lower leg muscles are divided into three groups: the anterior, exterior. and posterior. The anterior group consists of extensors of the foot and toes; the exterior, of muscles that flex the foot and abduct and rotate it toward the outside; and the posterior, of flexors of the toes, foot, and lower leg. The muscles and skin of the lower leg are innervated by the tibial and peroneal nerves; the lower leg is supplied by blood from branches of the popliteal artery. Large and small subcutaneous veins that lie close to the surface and the deep tibial veins ensure outflow of blood from the lower leg.

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There was the same short, stocky trunk upon which rested an enormous head habitually bent forward into the same curvature as the back, the arms shorter than the legs, and the lower leg considerably shorter than that of modern man, the knees bent forward and never straightened.
The company is now broadening its campaign to include individuals who have lower leg problems.
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An 18-year-old male later turned up at hospital with gunshot wounds to his lower leg.
Forensic investigations are now being carried out on the lower leg and foot.
Over the past two years, the Limerick man's health has declined and he has since had the right lower leg amputated.
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Skin defects, especially large defects with bone exposure, in the lower leg represent a major challenge for treatment.
The victim, who cannot be named because of his age, had to have his lower leg amputated.
DEC Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from a United States Army medic regarding a 58-year-old male with an unstable lower leg injury on the Cascade/Porter trail.
Most of the time the rider's weight is banging behind the saddle with little control of the lower leg, making the action ineffective and likely to cause discomfort and possibly damage to the horse's spine and kidneys.