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Tibialis anterior origin

Lateral side of tibia

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Tibialis anterior insertion

Medial cuneiform, base of 1st metatarsal

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Tibialis anterior innervation

Deep fibular nerve

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Tibialis anterior action

Dorsiflexes and inverts foot

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Extensor hallucis longus origin

Fibula and interosseous membrane

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Extensor hallucis longus insertion

Base of distal phalanx of great toe

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Extensor hallucis longus innervation

Deep fibular nerve

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Extensor hallucis longus action

Extends great toe, dorsiflexes foot

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Extensor digitorum longus origin

Fibula and interosseous membrane

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Extensor digitorum longus insertion

Middle and distal phalanges of lateral four toes

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Extensor digitorum longus innervation

Deep fibular nerve

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Extensor digitorum longus action

Extends lateral four toes, dorsiflexes foot

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Fibularis longus origin

Fibula

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Fibularis longus insertion

Medial cuneiform, base of 1st metatarsal (tendon passes across the plantar surface of the foot)

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Fibularis longus innervation

Superficial fibular nerve

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Fibularis longus action

Everts foot

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Fibularis brevis origin



Fibula

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Fibularis brevis insertion

Base of 5th metatarsal

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Fibularis brevis innervation

Superficial fibular nerve

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Fibularis brevis action

Everts foot

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Gastrocnemius origin

Lateral and medial femoral condyles

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Gastrocnemius insertion

Calcaneus via calcaneal tendon

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Gastrocnemius innervation

Tibial nerve

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Gastrocnemius action

Plantarflexes foot, flexes leg

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Soleus origin

Fibula, soleal line on tibia



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Soleus insertion

Calcaneus via calcaneal tendon

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Soleus innervation

Tibial nerve

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Soleus action

Plantarflexes foot

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Plantaris origin

Lateral supracondylar area of femur

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Plantaris insertion

Calcaneus via calcaneal tendon

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Plantaris innervation

Tibial nerve

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Plantaris action

Plantarflexes foot, flexes leg

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Flexor digitorum longus origin

Posterior surface of tibia

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Flexor digitorum longus insertion

Base of distal phalanx of the lateral four toes

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Flexor digitorum longus innervation

Tibial nerve

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Flexor digitorum longus action

Flexes lateral four toes

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Tibialis posterior origin

Interosseous membrane, posterior surface of tibia and fibula

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Tibialis posterior insertion

Medial tarsal bones

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Tibialis posterior innervation

Tibial nerve

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Tibialis posterior action

Plantarflexes and inverts foot

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Flexor hallucis longus origin

Posterior surface of fibula, interosseous membrane

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Flexor hallucis longus insertion

Base of distal phalanx of the great toe

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Flexor hallucis longus innervation

Tibial nerve

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Flexor hallucis longus action

Flexes great toe

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Popliteus origin

Posterior surface of tibia

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Popliteus insertion

Lateral femoral condyle

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Popliteus innervation

Tibial nerve

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Popliteus action

“Unlocks” knee joint