Medword.com





Human Anatomy: Muscle Groups


Human Anatomy



<> Return To Muscle Groups Menu <>

Muscle Function & Other Pertinent Medical Information
- POPLITEUS -
ORIGIN: Posterior shaft of tibia above soleal line and below tibial condyles
INSERTION: Middle of three facets on lateral surface of lateral condyle of femur. Tendon passes into capsule of knee to posterior part of lateral meniscus
ACTION: Unlocks extended knee by lateral rotation of femur on tibia. Pulls back lateral meniscus
NERVE: Tibial nerve (L5,S1)













[Home]   [About]   [Contact Us]   [Privacy]   [Site Terms]   
[Norton Safe Site]
Comodo Trusted Site Seal
SSL Certificate