Architecture of Human Lower Extremity Muscles

Map of Flexor Digitorum Longus

Posterior View

Muscles of Interest:

Anterior View
Mass (g), without external tendon
Muscle length (mm): LM; blue line shown above
External Tendon length (mm): LTED (2-5); measure four individual external tendon lengths (blue lines above)
Fasicle lengths (mm): excise fasicles at green lines and measure their length 1, 2, 3
Pennation angle (deg): θ1 θ2 θ3 measure a pennation angle at every fasicle location


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