flexor retinaculum of lower limb

(redirected from ligamentum laciniatum)

flex·or ret·i·nac·u·lum of low·er limb

[TA]
a wide band passing from the medial malleolus to the medial and upper border of the calcaneus and to the plantar surface as far as the navicular bone; it holds in place the tendons of the tibialis posterior, flexor digitorum longus, and flexor hallucis longus.

flex·or ret·i·nac·u·lum of low·er limb

(flek'sŏr ret'i-nak'yū-lŭm lō'ĕr lim) [TA]
A wide band passing from the medial malleolus to the medial and upper border of the calcaneus and to the plantar surface as far as the navicular bone; it holds in place the tendons of the tibialis posterior, flexor digitorum longus, and flexor hallucis longus.
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A possible explanation for this is the larger amount of dissection (crossing more anatomical layers, like the ligamentum laciniatum and the tarsal tunnel) that is required to protect the neurovascular bundle in the open posteromedial approach as compared to the open posterolateral approach.
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