plantaris muscle

(redirected from musculus plantaris)

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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