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Tibialis Anterior

Origin

  • Lateral Shaft of the Tibia
  • Tibial Condyle
  • Interosseous Membrane

Insertion

  • Medial Cuneiform
  • Base of the First Metatarsal

Action

  • Dorsiflexion of the tibiotalar joint
  • Inversion of the talocalcaneal joint
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Fibularis (Peroneus) Longus

Origin

  • Head of the Fibula
  • Proximal 2/3 of the Fibula

Insertion

  • First or Medial Cuneiform
  • Base of the First Metatarsal

Action

  • Eversion of the talocalcaneal joint
  • Assists in plantarflexion of the tibiotalar joint
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Soleus

Origin

  • Soleal Line of the Tibia
  • Head of the Fibula

Insertion

  • Calcaneus via the Achilles Tendon

Action

  • Plantarflexion of the tibiotalar joint
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Gastrocnemius

Origin

  • Medial Head - Medial Epicondyle of the Femur
  • Lateral Head - Lateral Epicondyle of the Femur

Insertion

  • Both Heads - Calcaneus via the Achilles Tendon

Action

  • Plantarflexion of the tibiotalar joint
  • Assists in flexion of the femorotibial joint