Updated: 10/19/2017

Soleus (S1)

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Origin Posterior aspect of fibular head, upper 1/4 - 1/3 of posterior surface of fibula, middle 1/3 of medial border of tibial shaft, and from posterior surface of a tendinous arch spanning the two sites of bone origin
Insertion Eventually unites with the gastrocnemius aponeurosis to form the Achilles tendon, inserting on the middle 1/3 of the posterior calcaneal surface
Action Powerful plantar flexor of ankle
Innervation Tibial nerve (S1, S2) (S1, S2)
Arterial Supply Posterior tibial, peroneal, and sural arteries




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