Powerful muscle in the back part of the lower leg .- Soleus muscle
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Superficial two-headed muscle that is in the back part of the lower leg of humans.
The gastrocnemius is located with the soleus in the posterior (back) compartment of the leg.
The triceps surae consists of two muscles located at the calf – the two-headed gastrocnemius and the soleus.
Prominence at the posterior end of the foot.
The Achilles tendon is the muscle tendon of the triceps surae, a "three-headed" group of muscles—the soleus and the two heads of the gastrocnemius.
Back portion of the lower leg in human anatomy.
The calf is composed of the muscles of the posterior compartment of the leg: The gastrocnemius and soleus (composing the triceps surae muscle) and the tibialis posterior.
Leg bone on the lateral side of the tibia, to which it is connected above and below.
It presents in front a tubercle for the origin of the upper and anterior fibers of the peroneus longus, and a surface for the attachment of the anterior ligament of the head; and behind, another tubercle, for the attachment of the posterior ligament of the head and the origin of the upper fibers of the soleus.
Bone of the tarsus of the foot which constitutes the heel.
Three muscles insert on the calcaneus: the gastrocnemius, soleus, and plantaris.
Larger, stronger, and anterior of the two bones in the leg below the knee in vertebrates (the other being the fibula, behind and to the outside of the tibia), and it connects the knee with the ankle bones.
The medial border is smooth and rounded above and below, but more prominent in the center; it begins at the back part of the medial condyle, and ends at the posterior border of the medial malleolus; its upper part gives attachment to the tibial collateral ligament of the knee-joint to the extent of about 5 cm., and insertion to some fibers of the popliteus muscle; from its middle third some fibers of the soleus and flexor digitorum longus muscles take origin.
Tendon at the back of the lower leg, and is the thickest in the human body.
It serves to attach the plantaris, gastrocnemius (calf) and soleus muscles to the calcaneus (heel) bone.
Branch of the sciatic nerve.
Muscular branches - Muscular branches arise from the distal part of the popliteal fossa. It supplies the medial and lateral heads of gastrocnemius, soleus, plantaris and popliteus muscles. Nerve to popliteus crosses the popliteus muscle, runs downwards and laterally, winds around the lower border of the popliteus to supply the deep (or anterior) surface of the popliteus. This nerve also supplies the tibialis posterior muscle, superior tibiofibular joint, tibia bone, interosseous membrane of leg, and the inferior tibiofibular joint.
One of the superficial muscles of the superficial posterior compartment of the leg, one of the fascial compartments of the leg.
It is one of the plantar flexors in the posterior compartment of the leg, along with the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles.