Triceps surae muscle
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Triceps surae muscle is another term used for the calf muscles, more specifically two of the three muscles of the superficial posterior compartment of the leg:
The group of muscles are innervated by the tibial nerve and form the Achilles tendon distally which produces the majority of ankle plantar flexion (up to 93% 1). The plantaris muscle is not considered a part of this group but still contributes to the Achilles tendon.