Tendon sheath

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Tendon sheath
Latin vagina tendinis
TH H3.
FMA 76715 45087, 76715
Anatomical terminology

A tendon sheath is a layer of synovial membrane around a tendon.[1] It permits the tendon to stretch[2] and not adhere to the surrounding fascia.

It has two layers:

Fibroma of the tendon sheath has been described.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Anatomy and Physiology Glossary". McGraw-Hill Applied Biology Resource Center. McGraw-Hill. 2001. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  2. ^ "tendon sheath" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  3. ^ Ciatti; Mariani, P. (2009). "Fibroma of tendon sheath located within the ankle joint capsule". Journal of orthopaedics and traumatology : official journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 10 (3): 147–150. doi:10.1007/s10195-009-0058-2. PMC 2744735Freely accessible. PMID 19644650. 
  4. ^ Okada; Shinozaki, T.; Hirato, J.; Yanagawa, T.; Takagishi, K. (2009). "Fibroma of tendon sheath of the infrapatellar fat pad in the knee". Clinical imaging. 33 (5): 406–408. doi:10.1016/j.clinimag.2008.11.029. PMID 19712825.