Plantaris


Summary

Location:Just beneath the skin, in the back compartment of the leg. It runs along the inner part of the calf, alongside the two larger muscles, the gastrocnemius, and the soleus.

Information

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

Details

Joint:Knee, Ankle
Bone:Femur
Origin:Arises from the linea aspera and supracondylar ridge of the femur.
Insertion:Calcaneus (heel bone) by joining the tendons of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. It typically inserts into the calcaneal tendon (Achilles tendon) or its sheath.