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Updated: 1/2/2022

Soleus

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  • Summary
      • Soleus
      • Origin
      • Posterior aspect of fibular head, upper 1/4 of posterior surface of fibula, middle 1/3 of medial border of tibial shaft, and from posterior surface of a tendinous arch spanning the two sites of bone origin
      • Insertion
      • Eventually unites with the gastrocnemius aponeurosis to form the Achilles tendon, inserting on the middle 1/3 of the posterior calcaneal surface
      • Action
      • Powerful plantar flexor of ankle
      • Innervation
      • Tibial nerve (S1, S2)
      • Arterial supply
      • Posterior tibial, peroneal, and sural arteries

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