Soleus muscle

In this article we will discuss about the Soleus muscle. So, let’s get started.

Soleus muscle

Majority fibres originates from the anterior aponeurosis attached to the tibia and fibula and few fibres from posterior aspect of middle 1/3rd of tibia and upper part of fibula and gets inserted into the posterior surface of calcaneus bone forming achilles tendon. Its is innervated by the tibial nerve and artery supply is through the popliteal artery, posterior tibial artery and peroneal artery. It’s chief action is plantar flexion at ankle joint. Clinically, the fascia covering this muscle is very prone to compartment syndrome.


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