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Soleus Muscle – Attachments, Actions & Innervation

image descriptionSoleus Muscle

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

Origin: (proximal attachments):
a. Proximal half of posterior surface of tibia along soleal line.
b. proximal 1/3 of posterior fibula.

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

Soleus Muscle attached to the lower limb with other muscles
Soleus Muscle attached to the lower limb alone
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Actions of Soleus Muscle on the foot:

image descriptionPlantar flexes foot.

Plantar Flexion (1)
Plantar Flexion (2)
Plantar Flexion (3)
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Plantar Flexion (5)

Nerve to Muscle and its Spinal Segment:

Tibial nerve (S1, S2).

Overview:

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