plantaris (muscle)

(redirected from musculus tibialis gracilis)

plan·tar·is (mus·cle)

[TA]
small muscle of superficial posterior (plantar flexor) compartment of leg; origin, lateral supracondylar ridge; insertion, medial margin of tendo achillis and deep fascia of ankle; action, traditionally described as plantar flexion of foot; many investigators now believe the plantaris muscle to be primarily a proprioceptive organ; nerve supply, tibial nerve.
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