soleal line


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so·le·al line

[TA]
a ridge that extends obliquely downward and medially across the back of the tibia from the fibular articular facet; it gives origin to the soleus muscle.

soleal line

A roughened diagonal line on the posterior surface of the upper quarter of the tibia. It descends from the back of the tibial tuberosity to the medial edge of the shaft of the tibia. Part of the soleus muscle originates from the soleal line.
See also: line
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In this series, all nutrient foramina studied were located on the posterior surface of the tibiae below the soleal line, and most of them were located lateral to the vertical line running downward.
These are usually reported as thin flat muscles originating from the fibula and soleal line of the tibia or from the deep fascia of the soleus and inserting via a tendon into the calcaneus medial to the tendo-Achilles.
23) The muscle arises from the anterior surface of the soleus or from the fibula and soleal line of the tibia.