Retinaculum

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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:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UAMS Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences - Fascia and Membrane Tables". anatomy.uams.edu. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  2. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retinaculum