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Calf muscles

German: Wadenmuskulatur

1 Definition

The calf muscles represent the group of skeletal muscles that can be found in the flexor compartment on the back of the lower leg, the calf.

Strictly speaking, by "calf muscle", people often mean only the triceps surae muscle.

2 Anatomy

Anatomically, you can differentiate between a superficial and a deep layer of calf muscles.

2.1 Superficial calf muscles

2.2 Deep calf muscles

Specialties: Anatomy

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