retinaculum


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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Another tension band wire was passed through the neutralization hole made just posterior to the tibial tuberosity and the retinaculum was repaired.
The carpal tunnel is a fibro-osseous outlet lying between the flexor retinaculum and the carpal bones [Figure 1].
1, metatarsophalangeal digit III joint; 2, dorsal pouch; 3, plantar pouch; 4, joint space; 5, retinaculum of flexor tendons; 6, cartilage.
* Treatment with NSAIDs or corticosteroid injections (see table 1 (2-4) for choices) in the first compartment of the extensor retinaculum (figure 7) is usually adequate to provide relief.
Torn peroneal retinaculum in ankle means more surgery at the end of last year
Cilt, cilt alti dokular ve fasya gecildikten sonra inferior peroneal retinaculum insizyon hattinin ortasinda peroneal tuberkulden olasi bir tendon yaralanmasini onlemek adina siyrildi.
Patellar dislocation leads to the ligament rupture, resulting in weakened medial retinaculum and redislocation.
At the level of the flexor retinaculum the inserting tendon of AFDL was located immediately lateral to the posterior tibial neurovascular bundle.
Once the transverse fibers of the flexor retinaculum are open medially under surgical loupes and headlight, the perineural microadhesions of the median nerve are resected and 3 mm of the free borders of the carpal fibers, found on the nerve, is removed and coagulated with bipolar gently to avoid fibrosis.
Luxation of the intertarsal joint in avian patients is often due to trauma or underlying developmental abnormalities such as avulsion of the attachment site for the flexor hallucis muscle, rupture or displacement of the tibial cartilage, displacement of the gastrocnemius tendon, or rupture of the collateral ligaments and joint retinaculum [1-3].
The SPA is formed by superficial branch of ulnar artery passing superficial to flexor retinaculum and then curving laterally to form an arch, lying just deep to palmar aponeurosis.
Lateral subluxation of the patella is restrained by the MPFL, medial patellomeniscal ligament, medial patellotibial ligament, medial retinaculum, and lateral retinaculum.