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Plantaris

- Anatomy:
    - origin: the inferior aspect of the lateral prolongation of the linea aspera and from the
         oblique popliteal ligament of the knee joint;
    - insertion: the medial posterior part of the calcaneus, via achilles tendon;
    - action: plantar flexes the foot at the ankle, flexes the leg at the knee
    - nerve Supply: branch of the tibial nerve, L4, L5, S1;

- Graft Harvest:
    - most often the graft is harvested from a small incision over the medial Achilles tendon;
    - Brand tendon harvester is used to release the tendon proximally at the myotendinous junction;
    - finging the tendon may be easier by looking more proximally, betweent the soleus and the gastrocnemius muscles;
            - often the tendon will be hidden in the under surface of the gastronemius tendon


The plantaris tendon. a narrative review focusing on anatomical features and clinical importance

Surgical Availability of the plantaris tendon.