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A retinaculum (plural retinacula) is a band of thickened deep fascia around tendons that holds them in place.[1] It is not part of any muscle. Its function is mostly to stabilize a tendon. The term retinaculum is New Latin,[2] derived from the Latin verb retinere (to retain). Specific retinacula include:


  1. ^ "UAMS Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences - Fascia and Membrane Tables". Retrieved 2019-04-13.
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