plantaris muscle


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plan·tar·is mus·cle

(plan-tā'ris mŭs'ĕl)
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.
Synonym(s): musculus plantaris [TA] , plantar muscle.
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After the dissection of the popliteal fossa, followed by the superficial dissection of the posterior compartment of leg, the plantaris muscle was identified and carefully isolated.
In previous study in rats [28], hypertrophied plantaris muscle by compensatory overload was associated with increased HGF and FGF-2 mRNA, suggesting that both factors may have an important role in hypertrophy due to SC activation.
omega]]-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (L-NAME), has been shown to prevent the chronic functional overload-induced increase in Type I MHC and the decrease in Type IIB MHC in rat plantaris muscle (Smith et al.
We preferred studying the plantaris muscle as it is a fast muscle in the rats' limb (13) and is reported to have more prominent damage
He played that week and, despite the diagnosis of a ruptured plantaris muscle, managed second place in The Open at St Andrews two weeks later.
Westwood finally had to opt for a period of recovery after pulling out of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in early August due to the ruptured plantaris muscle in his right calf.
The world number three hinted his participation in the October battle with the United States at Newport's Celtic Manor could be in jeopardy due to the ruptured plantaris muscle in his right calf.
Lee Westwood, who like Mickelson had an opportunity to seize the world number one ranking, withdrew with a ruptured plantaris muscle in his right calf.
But Westwood confirmed he has defied medical estimates to make his way to the Old Course after suffering a ruptured plantaris muscle.
These muscles and tendons embrace the proximal sides of the lower triangle which are comprised of the two heads of gastrocnemius and the very small plantaris muscle, which lies beneath the lateral head.