Soleus Muscle Flashcards

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

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Origin

Head of fibula, posterior surface of fibula, soleal line & medial border of tibia

Insertion

Posterior surface of the calcaneus via the calcaneal tendon

Actions

  • Plantarflexes the foot at the ankle joint

Innervation

  • Tibial nerve (S1- S2)

Blood Supply

  • Popliteal artery
  • Fibular artery
  • Posterior tibial artery

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

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