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Muscle Set 6

Calf Muscles - Gastrocnemius, Soleus, Peroneus Longus

What is the ORIGIN of Gastrocnemius? Medial & Lateral epicondyles of the femur
What is the INSERTION of Gastrocnemius? Calcaneus via the Achilles tendon
What is the ACTION of Gastrocnemius? Plantarflexion of the ankle or Flexion of the knee
What is the ORIGIN of the Soleus? Soleal line of the tibia
What is the INSERTION of the Soleus? Calcaneus via the Achilles tendon
What is the ACTION of the Soleus? Plantarflexion of the ankle
What is the ORIGIN of Peroneus Longus? Head of the fibula ; Lateral shaft of the fibula
What is the INSERTION of Peroneus Longus? Base of the 1st Metatarsal
What is the ACTION of Peroneus Longus? Eversion ; Plantarflexion
What are the other 2 Peroneus muscles? Peroneus Brevis ; Peroneus Teritus
What is the name for the heel of the foot ? Calcaneus
Which 3 muscles help form the Achilles tendon? Gastrocnemius ; Soleus ; Plantaris
What muscle is known as the heart of the leg? Soleus
What is the strongest Plantarflexion muscle? Soleus
What muscle runs under the heel and to the big toe? Peroneus Longus
What muscle is the main muscle in a lateral ankle sprain? Peroneus Longus
What is plantarflexion? toes down
What is eversion? toes out
What connects bone to bone? ligiments
What connects muscle to bone? tendons
Gastrocnemius is known as what? The fillet of the soul because it has a silver lining over it
What calf muscle is the most superficial? Gastrocnemius
The Soleus is deep to which muscle? Gastrocnemius
Out of the Peroneus muscles which is the strongest and biggest? Peroneus Longus
Peroneus Longus is also known as . . . Fibularis Longus
What muscle can be superficial or deep ? Plantaris
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