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Monahan

Leg Muscles

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Give an action of the flexor digitorum longus. flexes digits 2-5 or plantarflexion
Give an action of the flexor hallucis longus. flexes big toe or plantarflexion
Give an action of the extensor digitorum longus. extends digits 2-5 or dorsiflexion
Give an action of the extensor hallucis longus. extends big toe or dorsiflexion
What action do the tibialis posterior, gastrocnemius, and soleus share? plantarflexion
Which fibularis (peroneus) muscle dorsiflexes the ankle? fibularis (peroneus) tertius
Give an antagonist to the tibialis posterior. tibialis anterior, extensor digitorum longus, extensor hallucis longus, or fibularis tertius
Which muscle is the prime mover for plantarflexion? gastrocnemius
Which muscle is an antagonist to the gastrocnemius: fibularis longus, soleus, or fibularis tertius? fibularis tertius
Which muscle is an antagonist to the soleus: tibialis anterior, fibularis longus, or gastrocnemius? tibialis anterior
In general, which side of the leg are the plantarflexers found on? posterior
In general, which side of the leg are the dorsiflexers found on? anterior
The fibularis longus is what to the tibialis anterior? lateral
The gastrocnemius is what to the rectus femoris? distal
The tibialis posterior is what to the flexor hallucis and flexor digitorum longus? medial
Created by: smonahan