Muscles of the Lower Leg

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islayinnes
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163745
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Muscles of the Lower Leg
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2012-07-24 05:14:50
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Plantarflexion
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Posterior Muscles of the Lower Leg
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  1. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action

    • Muscle - Gastrocnemius
    • Origin - Femur by Two Heads (Lower Posterior above Medial Condyle and Lateral Condyle Femur)
    • Insertion - Posterior Surface of the Calcaneum via Achillies Tendon
    • Action - Plantarflexion of Ankle Joint and Flexion of Knee
  2. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action

    • Muscle - Soleus
    • Origin -¬†Upper Third Posterior Fibula and Upper Half Posterior Tibia
    • Insertion - Posterior Calcaneum via Achillies Tendon
    • Action - Plantarflexion of Ankle Joint
  3. Muscle ... Origin ... Insertion ... Action

    • Muscle - Tibialis Posterior
    • Origin - Interosseous Membrane and Posterior Tibia and Fibula
    • Insertion - Medial Tarsal and Metatarsal Bones (Navicular, Medial Cuneiform Calcaneum, Cuboid, and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Metatarsals
    • Action - Plantarflexion of Ankle Joint and Inversion of Foot and Important in Arch Support

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