Gastrocnemius


Summary

Location:In the calf muscle, on the back of the lower leg, forming the bulk of the calf.

Information

Group:Ankle and Foot, Knee
Subgroup:Triceps Surae
Side(s) of body:Back, Front
Function/Action:Ankle Plantarflexor, Knee Flexor

Details

Joint:Ankle, Knee
Bone:Tibia, Femur
Origin:Medial and lateral condyles of the femur.
Insertion:Calcaneus via the Achilles tendon.