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calf(kaf) sura; the fleshy back part of the leg below the knee.
calf 1(kăf, käf)
calf 2(kăf, käf)
The fleshy part of the posterior lower leg, which is composed primarily of gastrocnemius muscle.
A young cow from birth until it is weaned.
su·ral re·gion(sūr'ăl rē'jŭn) [TA]
calfthe twin 'bellies' of the gastrocnemius are prominent in the upper half of the calf, e.g. when standing on tip-toe; this and the flatter soleus in front of it (known together as the triceps surae ) form the main bulk of the calf muscles; their tendons join to attach to the calcaneum via the Achilles tendon. Accessory to the gastrocnemius is the plantaris . Deeper muscles include the flexors of the toes, with long tendons passing into the foot. See Figure 1.
calflarge muscle mass at the posterior aspect of the lower leg
Patient discussion about calf
Q. I have just developed a pain in my calf - feels like it clicks when I walk, and is a sharp pain I first noticed this problem this morning. As I stepped out of my car, I felt a sharp pain in my left calf, and it has gone worse as the day has gone on. No pain until I walk.