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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

, gen.

ret·i·nac·u·li

, pl.

ret·i·nac·u·la

(ret'i-nak'yū-lŭm, -lī, -lă), [TA]
A frenulum, or a retaining band or ligament.
[L. a band, a halter, fr. retineo, to hold back]

retinaculum

(rĕt′n-ăk′yə-ləm)
n. pl. retinacu·la (-lə) Biology
A band or bandlike structure that holds an organ or a part in place.

ret′i·nac′u·lar (-lər) adj.

ret·i·nac·u·lum

, pl. retinacula (ret'i-nak'yū-lŭm, -lă) [TA]
A frenum, or a retaining band or ligament.
[L. a band, a halter, fr. retineo, to hold back]

retinaculum

A fibrous band, strap or ligament that holds another part in place. The flexor retinaculum prevents the flexor tendons from springing away from the front of the wrist when it is bent.

retinaculum

  1. a hook-like structure on the forewings of moths that contacts the bristlelike frenulum on the hindwing, thus linking the two.
  2. the hook-like structure that retains the springing organ (furcula) in Collembola.
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The modified retinacular imbrication technique (MRIT) was performed as described by Piermattei and Flo (1997).
We performed a retrospective review of all the patients who underwent isolated arthroscopic lateral patella retinacular release under a single surgeon between July 2007 and July 2010.
Modification of the lateral retinacular imbrication technique for stabilizing cruciate ligament injuries.
El LPFM es una continuacion de la superficie retinacular profunda de las fibras musculares del vasto medial oblicuo VMO.
Lateral ankle instability as a cause of superior peroneal retinacular laxity: an ana-tomic and biomechanical study of cadaveric feet.
In the case of patellar hypermobility, the patella is usually tilted first because when the patella is moved in a medial direction, the medial border will move anteriorly indicating relatively tight deep lateral retinacular structures.
Furthermore, we should not underestimate the mobilization of the DIP to prevent adhesions of lateral bands, of the oblique retinacular ligaments and to prevent joint stiffness.
The procedures reported included: knee partial menisectomy, knee ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon, knee lateral retinacular release, and shoulder rotator cuff and labral repair.
Anatomical structures with sensory nerve supply include the patellar tendon, retinacular tissue, bursae, synovial tissue and the fat pads.
A canthoplasty with a periosteal flap or a fascia lata graft to correct lateral retinacular dehiscence may also be necessary.
the posterosuperior retinacular and lateral epiphyseal vessels) supplying the epiphysis.
En el caso de luxacion de rotula grado IV (GIV) se puede realizar: una liberacion del recto femoral, transposicion de la tuberosidad tibial, trocleoplastia, desmotomia medial retinacular lateral o superposicion de la fascia lata, suturas rotulianas y tibiales antirrotatorios; si la rotula es aun inestable desrrotacion femoral y acortamiento, osteotomia tibial o incluso recurrir a la artrodesis.