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Lower extremity muscle function and innervation 3

Topic: Pharmacology

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Which muscle or muscles would be most affected by a lesion of the tibial nerve?

 
        A) Extensor hallucis longus
 
        B) Peronei
 
        C) Tibialis anterior
 
        D) Hamstrings
 
        E) Gastrocnemius and soleus
 

 


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A) extensor hallucis longus

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The tibial nerve innervates the gastrocnemius and soleus.  (See References)

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B) peronei

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The tibial nerve innervates the gastrocnemius and soleus.  (See References)

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C) tibialis anterior

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The tibial nerve innervates the gastrocnemius and soleus.  (See References)

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D) hamstrings

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The tibial nerve innervates the gastrocnemius and soleus.  (See References)

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E) gastrocnemius and soleus

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The gastrocnemius and soleus are innervated by the tibial nerve.  (See References)

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References:

1. Guarantors of Brain. (2000). Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System, fourth edition. W.B. Saunders, Edinburgh.
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