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Origins, Insertions & Actions of the Muscles of the Lower Leg

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dellg85's version from 2016-03-10 15:05

Origins, Insertions & Actions

MuscleOriginInsertionAction
GastrocnemiusCondyles of the femur, just above the kneeCalcaneus via the calcaneal (Achilles) tendonAnkle plantar flexion and assists in knee flexion
SoleusTibia, fibula and interosseous membraneCalcaneus via the calcaneal tendonAnkle plantar flexion
Tibialis AnteriorLateral condyle of the tibia, upper half of the lateral surface of the tibia and the interosseous membraneUnderside of the medial cuneiform bone and the first metatarsalAnkle dorsiflexion. Subtalar joint inversion (turns the sole of the foot inwards)
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