Architecture of the human gastrocnemius muscle and some functional consequences.

@article{Huijing1985ArchitectureOT,
  title={Architecture of the human gastrocnemius muscle and some functional consequences.},
  author={Peter A. Huijing},
  journal={Acta anatomica},
  year={1985},
  volume={123 2},
  pages={101-7}
}
Measurements were performed on the m. gastrocnemius of eight human cadavers in order to describe, in some detail, the architecture of the muscle and its heads. The fibres of the lateral head contain more sarcomeres than those of the medial head. The effect of this difference on the length-force curve of the muscle, calculated with a planimetric muscle model, is diminished by the effect of the difference of fibre angle with respect to the line of pull of the muscle. Within the heads some… CONTINUE READING