Popliteus muscle

Popliteus:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The popliteus in the leg muscle is controlled for unlocking the knees joint during walking, through medially turning the tibia during the closed chain portion of the gait cycle. It is also managed when sitting[...]

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Soleus muscle

Soleus:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The soleus is an efficacious muscle in the posterior part of the lower leg muscles(the calf). It arises from just below the knee to the heel, and is involved in standing and walking.   Origin:[...]

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Plantaris muscle

Plantaris:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The plantaris is one of the exterior muscles of the superficial posterior compartment of the leg.It is formed of a thin muscle belly and a long thin tendon.The plantaris tendon is the longest tendon in[...]

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gastrocnemius muscle

Gastrocnemius:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The gastrocnemius is a very potent superficial bipennate muscle that is in the back part of the lower leg muscles. It moves from its two heads just over the knee to the heel, a two[...]

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peroneus brevis

Peroneus Brevis:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The peroneus brevis ( fibularis brevis) lies below the peroneus longus muscle and is the smaller and smaller of the peroneus longus muscles.   Origin: Lower 2/3 of the lateral surface of the fibula. Insertion:[...]

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peroneus longus

Peroneus Longus :Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The peroneus longus ( fibularis longus) is a superficial muscle in the lateral compartment of the leg muscles and works to evert and plantarflex the ankle joint. Origin: The muscle is originated to the head[...]

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Peroneus Tertius

Peroneus Tertius:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The peroneus tertius (also identified as fibularis tertius) muscle is found in the lower limb.     Origin: The muscle originates from the lower third of the anterior surface of the fibula and the anterior[...]

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Extensor Hallucis Longus

Extensor Hallucis Longus:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The Extensor hallucis longus muscle is thin, located within the Tibialis anterior and the Extensor digitorum longus muscles.   Origin: Middle two-quarters of the anterior surface of fibula and the adjacent interosseous membrane. Insertion: Distal[...]

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Extensor Digitorum Longus

Extensor Digitorum Longus:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The extensor digitorum longus muscle is located on the outline of the lower leg, merely behind the tibialis anterior muscle. It reaches from close to the midline of the tibia and the shaft of the[...]

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tibialis anterior action

Tibialis Anterior:Origin, Insertion, Action & Nerve Supply

The tibialis anterior muscle is a long, narrow muscle in the anterior compartment of the lower leg. It is responsible for dorsiflexing and inverting the foot.     Origin: Originates in the upper two-thirds of the[...]

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