Gastrocnemius Muscle Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to memorise information about the gastrocnemius muscle. Test your knowledge of anatomy using the gastrocnemius flashcards below.

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Origin

Lateral/medial condyles of femur & popliteal surface of femur

Insertion

Posterior surface of calcaneus via calcaneal tendon

Actions

  • Plantarflexes the foot at the ankle joint
  • Flexes the leg at the knee joint

Innervation

  • Tibial nerve (S1-S2)

Blood Supply

  • Sural arteries

Would you like to learn more about the gastrocnemius muscle? Then check out the gastrocnemius muscle article and video by clicking the link below:
Gastrocnemius Muscle Anatomy

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