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Encyclopedia > Soleal line
Bone: Soleal line
Bones of the right leg. Posterior surface. (Popliteal line visible at top center.)
Latin linea musculi solei
Gray's subject #61 258
Dorlands/Elsevier l_10/12496239

The posterior surface of the tibia presents, at its upper part, a prominent ridge, the soleal line (popliteal line in older texts), which extends obliquely downward from the back part of the articular facet for the fibula to the medial border, at the junction of its upper and middle thirds. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (367x1000, 44 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo. ... This article is about the vertebrate bone. ... For other uses see fibula (disambiguation) The fibula or calf bone is a bone placed on the lateral side of the tibia, with which it is connected above and below. ...


It marks the lower limit of the insertion of the Popliteus, serves for the attachment of the fascia covering this muscle, and gives origin to part of the Soleus, Flexor digitorum longus, and Tibialis posterior. The popliteus muscle in the leg is used to unlock the knee by laterally rotating the femur on the tibia. ... The soleus muscle and surrounding structures, from Grays Anatomy. ... The Flexor digitorum longus muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... The Tibialis posterior is the most central of all the leg muscles. ...


The triangular area, above this line, gives insertion to the Popliteus.


External links

  • Description at uams.edu
  • Mysorekar V, Nandedkar A (1983). "The soleal line". Anat Rec 206 (4): 447-51. PMID 6625203.

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy after Henry Gray, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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