Plantaris Muscle Flashcards

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

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Origin

Lateral supracondylar line of the femur

Insertion

Posterior surface of the calcaneus

Actions

  • Assists in providing weak plantarflexion of the foot
  • Assists in providing weak flexion of the knee
  • Potentially has an important proprioceptive role

Innervation

  • Tibial nerve (S1- S2)

Blood Supply

  • Sural artery
  • Popliteal artery
  • Superior lateral genicular artery

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

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