Which of the following options is correct? The subcutaneous tissue of the leg is located between...

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Which of the following options is correct?

The subcutaneous tissue of the leg is located between

a) Anterior and lateral compartments

b) Skin and deep fasica

c) Deep & superficial fascia

d) Tibia & fibula

Subcutaneous Tissue Content:

Subcutaneous tissue is made up mostly of adipose tissue (fat) and also contains hair follicles, glands (sweat and mammary), blood and lymphatic vessels, cutaneous nerves, free endings, Ruffini corpuscles, Pacinian corpuscles, collagen and elastin fibers, bursae, and mast cells. Fat is not present in the subcutaneous tissue of eyelids, clitoris, penis, pinna, and scrotum while it includes flat sheets of muscle (panniculus carnosus) in the scalp, face, hand, nipple, and scrotum region.

Answer and Explanation: 1

Correct Answer: b) Skin and deep fascia

As the name suggests, subcutaneous tissue is present immediately under the skin ('sub'- below, 'cutaneous' skin) and it is another name for the superficial fascia. It is present below the skin and above deep fascia.


Explanation for the Incorrect Option a) Anterior and lateral compartments:

  • In the leg, the deep fascia makes multiple compartments including anterior and lateral. They are deep fascial structures located below the subcutaneous tissue.

Explanation for the Incorrect Option c) Deep & superficial fascia:

  • Subcutaneous tissue is just another name for superficial fascia.

Explanation for the Incorrect Option d) Tibia & fibula:

  • The interosseous membrane of leg is present between the tibia and fibula. It is one of the deepest structures in the leg. Subcutaneous tissue is present immediately below the skin.

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