Tibialis Anterior Muscle - Attachments, Actions & Innervation
Popliteus Muscle – Attachments, Actions & Innervation
The popliteus is a muscle located at the back of the knee. It helps move the knee joint and flexes the leg.
Attachments of Popliteus Muscle: Origin & Insertion
Origin: (proximal attachments):
Lateral surface of lateral condyle of femur.
Insertion: (distal attachments):
Proximal posterior surface of tibia; just above the soleal (popliteal) line.
Actions of Popliteus Muscle on the leg:
a. Flexes leg at knee.
Use these diagrams, labelling exercises and interactive quizzes to learn the muscles of the leg faster.
b. Medially rotates leg at knee.
Nerve to Muscle and its Spinal Segment:
Tibial nerve (L4, L5, S1).
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