The human leg , in the general word sense, is the entire lower limb   of the human body , including the foot , thigh and even the hip or gluteal region. However, the definition in human anatomy refers only to the section of the lower limb extending from the knee to the ankle , also known as the crus. Female legs generally have greater hip anteversion and tibiofemoral angles, but shorter femur and tibial lengths than those in males. In human anatomy, the lower leg is the part of the lower limb that lies between the knee and the ankle. The thigh is between the hip and knee and makes up the rest of the lower limb.
Human Leg Muscles & Tendons
Leg Muscles Anatomy, Function & Diagram | Body Maps
Supporting, balancing, and propelling the body is the work of the muscular system of the legs and feet. From the large, strong muscles of the buttocks and legs to the tiny, fine muscles of the feet and toes, these muscles can exert tremendous power while constantly making small adjustments for balance — whether the body is at rest or in motion. The powerful muscles of the hip, buttock, and pelvis actuate the flexible ball-and-socket hip joint. Located inferior to the knee are a number of muscles that move the ankle, foot, and toes. The calf muscles, including the gastrocnemius and soleus, join to form the strong calcaneal Achilles tendon of the heel and attach to the calcaneus bone in the heel.
Knee Anatomy, Function and Common Problems
The shin or lower leg includes everything between the knee and ankle, and is a prime spot for aches and pains due to the high-impact nature of our favorite activity. The tibia is the large bone of the lower leg, and the fibula is the thin bone along the outer aspect of the lower leg. There are four compartments in the lower leg, each of which includes several muscles along with a nerve, artery, and vein. Each compartment is surrounded by a tissue known as fascia.
The foot and ankle is a complex joint involved in movement and providing stability and balance to the body. The foot and ankle consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, and many muscles, tendons and ligaments. The ankle joint connects the leg with the foot, and