retinaculum tendinum


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retinaculum

 [ret″ĭ-nak´u-lum]
a structure that retains an organ or tissue in place.
flexor retinaculum of hand a fibrous band forming the carpal tunnel, through which pass the tendons of the flexor muscles of the hand and fingers.
retinaculum morga´gni a ridge formed by the coming together of segments of the ileocecal valve.
retinaculum ten´dinum a tendinous restraining structure, such as an annular ligament.

ret·i·nac·u·lum ten·'di·num

a ligamentous structure to restrain tendons, such as the flexor or extensor retinacula, or the anular parts of the digital fibrous sheaths.

re·ti·nac·u·lum ten·di·num

(ret'i-nak'yū-lŭm ten-dīn'ŭm)
A ligamentous structure to restrain tendons, such as the flexor or extensor retinacula, or the anular parts of the digital fibrous sheaths.

retinaculum

pl. retinacula [L.]
1. a structure that retains an organ or tissue in place.
2. an instrument for retracting tissues during surgery.

carpal retinaculum
a superficial transverse ligament passing obliquely across the palmar aspect of the carpus, completing the carpal tunnel.
hock retinaculum
one of three transverse ligamentous bands across the dorsal aspect of the hock, holding the digital extensor tendons in place.
retinaculum morgagni
a ridge formed by the coming together of segments of the ileocecal valve. Called also frenulum of ileocecal valve.
patellar retinaculum
medial and lateral patellar ligaments.
retinaculum tendinum
a tendinous restraining structure, such as an annular ligament.
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