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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The mean distance between the following tibial morphometric parameters: (i) Intercondylar tubercles (male: 12.66 mm; female: 11.23 mm); (ii) Medial and lateral condyles (male: 73.47 mm; female: 66.53 mm); (iii) Inferior articular surface and tip of medial malleolus (male: 15.05 mm; female: 14.00 mm); (iv) Medial border and interrosseous crest (male: 26.18 mm; female: 22.91 mm); (v) Anterior border and posterior surface at middle of bone (male: 30.68 mm; female: 27.95 mm); (vi) Anterior border and posterior surface at level of nutrient foramen (male: 34.03 mm; female: 30.58 mm); (vii) Lateral condyle and tip of medial malleolus (male: 382.51 mm; female: 367.09 mm); (viii) Interrosseous crest and point where soleal line ends (male: 24.31 mm; female: 21.76 mm) (Table III).
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.
Strong lower leg muscles--the hamstrings--are indicated by the prominence of the soleal line on the back of the tibia.