Lower Limb Anatomy
Lower Limb Anatomy

Lower Limb Anatomy

by James Pickering, PhD

The lower limbs are the inferior extensions of the trunk, providing humans with the ability to traverse the environment and cover large terrains by ambulating (i.e., walking/running), as well as to carry heavy loads. Grossly speaking, each lower limb is composed of three articulated segments: the thigh, the leg, and the foot.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the osteology of the lower limb; its muscles, irrigation, and innervation; and a detailed look at the anatomy of the foot.

For optimal comprehension, the student is encouraged to correlate the lessons of this course with their counterparts in histology, physiology, and embryology.

In trauma situations, the limbs are frequently injured. In situations of high-energy trauma, for example, the lower limbs are used to brace for impact, shield the trunk, and create distance from the noxious stimulus by kicking. It can be noted that since the lower limbs are the usual means of locomotion for humans, they are often subject to potential injury.

For the adequate diagnosis and management of fractures and other conditions that affect the lower limbs, a physician and nurse are required to have a good understanding of the anatomy of the upper limbs. In the field of orthopedics, both upper and lower limbs are of special interest because of the need for surgical correction of certain fractures.

Course Details

  • Videos 67
  • Duration 3:41 h
  • Quiz questions 143
  • Concept Pages 12


Your Educators of course Lower Limb Anatomy

 James Pickering, PhD

James Pickering, PhD

Dr. James Pickering is a Professor of Anatomical Education at the University of Leeds, UK.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds in 2019. Currently, he undertakes and publishes research within the areas of anatomy education, digital education, and curriculum design and evaluation.
Due to his achievements, he earned the University of Leeds Teaching Award and was named The Most Innovative Teacher of the Year 2014 and Learning Technologist of the Year 2014.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Pickering teaches courses on Anatomy.

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not enough
By selin s. on 14. June 2023 for Knee Joint โ€“ Joints of Lower Limb

knee is a very important joint and this lesson is too short to cover the ligaments.

accent problem
By Ranjan K. on 17. April 2023 for Knee Joint โ€“ Joints of Lower Limb

the accent that the prof. has used is not 100% understandable.

Dr. Pickering has a nack for anatomy.
By Michael W. on 31. March 2023 for Pubis โ€“ Osteology of Lower Limb

Dr. Pickering covers the osteology very well. He is thorough and straight to the point. Well done.

I like it
By Victor K. on 11. December 2022 for Lower Limb Anatomy

This is just fantastic. It's easy for one to understand