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Plantaris Muscle – Attachments, Actions & Innervation

image descriptionPlantaris Muscle

Plantaris Muscle attached to the lower limb with other muscles
Plantaris Muscle attached to the lower limb with other muscles
Plantaris Muscle attached to the lower limb with other muscles
Plantaris Muscle attached to the lower limb alone
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image descriptionAttachments of Plantaris Muscle: Origin & Insertion

Origin: (proximal attachments):
Inferior lateral supracondylar ridge of femur just above attachment of lateral head of gastrocnemius.

Insertion: (distal attachments):
Posterior calcaneus (tuberosity) via calcaneal tendon.

Plantaris Muscle attached to the lower limb with other muscles
Plantaris Muscle attached to the lower limb alone
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Actions of Plantaris Muscle:

a. image descriptionPlantar flexes foot.

b. image descriptionFlexes the leg at the knee.

Nerve to Muscle and its Spinal Segment:

Tibial nerve (L4, L5, S1).

Overview:

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Test yourself while observing the Plantaris Muscle
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