paratenon

paratenon

 [par″ah-ten´on]
the fatty areolar tissue filling the interstices of the fascial compartment in which a tendon is situated.

par·a·ten·on

(par'ă-ten'on),
The tissue, fatty or synovial, between a tendon and its sheath.
[para- + G. tenōn, tendon]

paratenon

/para·ten·on/ (-ten´on) the fatty areolar tissue filling the interstices of the fascial compartment in which a tendon is situated.

par·a·ten·on

(par'ă-ten'on)
The tissue, fatty or synovial, between a tendon and its sheath.
[para- + G. tenōn, tendon]

paratenon, paratendon

loose connective tissue filling the interstices of the fascial compartment in which a tendon is situated and which allows it to move freely. Is not organized into discrete tendon sheaths.
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The primary vascular supply of the distal tendon is derived from the paratenon and is supplied by small branches of the cubital artery.
The cells which initiate the reparative process were derived from the outer surface of tendon, the tendon sheath or from the paratenon [1].
9) Tendons are devoid of neural elements; however, unmyelinated axons in the paratenon and endotenon modulate pain and immune responses.