Accessory soleus muscle

Accessory soleus muscle
Latin Musculus soleus accessorius

Anatomical terms of muscle

In humans, the accessory soleus muscle is the most common accessory muscle in the ankle.[1]

Present in approximately 3% of people, this muscle usually appears as a distant belly, medial to the Achilles tendon. Clinically, the accessory soleus may be associated with pain and edema during periods of prolonged exercise.[2]


  1. Anatomy of and Abnormalities Associated with Kager's Fat Pad, American Journal of Roentgenology
  2. Moore, Keith L; & Dalley Arthur R (2006). Clinically Oriented Anatomy (5th ed.). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. ISBN 0-7817-3639-0
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