Popliteus

Popliteus The structure indicated is the popliteus muscle of the leg. The muscles of the leg consist of the three compartments: Anterior Posterior Lateral The muscles in the posterior compartment of the leg are separated into a superficial group and a deep group. The superficial group consists of the following leg muscles: Gastrocnemius Plantaris Soleus The deep group consists of the following leg muscles: Popliteus Flexor hallucis longus Flexor digitorum longus Tibialis posterior Generally speaking, the muscles of the posterior compartment serve to plantarflex at the ankle joint, invert the foot and flex the toes. The posterior leg muscles are …

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