374
UNIT 2
Covering, Support, and Movement of the Body
10
Gastroc-
nemius
Plantaris
Medial
head
Lateral
head
Tendon of
gastrocnemius
Calcaneal
tendon
Medial
malleolus
Lateral
malleolus
Calcaneus
(a) Superficial view of the posterior leg.
(b) The gastrocnemius has been removed to show the soleus
immediately deep to it.
Gastroc-
nemius
Lateral
head
(cut)
Medial
head
(cut)
Soleus
Tendon of
plantaris
Tendon of
tibialis
posterior
Fibularis
brevis
Head of
fibula
Popliteus
Plantaris
Fibularis
longus
Figure 10.24
Muscles of the posterior compartment of the right leg.
MUSCLE GALLERY
Table 10.15
Muscles of the Leg: Movements of the Ankle and Toes
(Figures 10.22 to 10.24)
(continued)
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