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Muscles of lower leg

Muscles of the lower leg and foot

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Knee Extensors - Quadriceps Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermediu, Vastus Lateralis, Rectus Femoris
Knee Flexors - Semimenbranosis Semintendonosis, Biceps Femoris, Popliteus, Plantaris, Gracilis
Muscles of the lower leg - Gastrocnemius and Soleus Located on the back of the calf, extend foot, inserts on heel by Achilies tendon
Muscles of the lower leg - Anterior Tibialis Located on the front of the leg - flexes foot.
Muscles of the lower leg - Peroneus brevis and Peroneus Longus Located on lateral leg - everts foot
Muscles of the lower leg - Flexor Hallucis Longus From posterioinferior Fibula under foot to last joint of thumb toe, pointing of foot/toes and ankle inversion
Muscles of the lower leg - Flexor Digitorum Longus From posteromedial tibia under foot to last joints of 4 toes, pointing of foot and toes
Muscles of the lower leg - Tibialis Posterior Deepest of calf muscles producing plantar flexion and inversion, support of arches, works with peroneus longus forming sling for mid-foot.
Muscles of the Foot - Intrinsic Provide support to arches during gait and stability in standing.
Created by: Nlockhart
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