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Encyclopedia > Peroneal retinacula
Peroneal retinacula
The mucous sheaths of the tendons around the ankle. Lateral aspect. (Peroneal retinacula not labeled, but region visible at bottom left.)
Latin r. musculorum peroneorum
Gray's subject #130 489

The peroneal retinacula (singular: peroneal retinaculum) are fibrous bands which bind down the tendons of the Peronæi longus and brevis as they run across the lateral side of the ankle. Grays Fig. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Grays Fig. ...


The fibers of the superior retinaculum (external annular ligament) are attached above to the lateral malleolus and below to the lateral surface of the calcaneus. The lower extremity (distal extremity; external malleolus) of the fibula is of a pyramidal form, and somewhat flattened from side to side; it descends to a lower level than the medial malleolus. ... The calcaneus is the large bone making up the heel of the human foot. ...


The fibers of the inferior retinaculum are continuous in front with those of the cruciate crural ligament; behind they are attached to the lateral surface of the calcaneus; some of the fibers are fixed to the peroneal trochlea, forming a septum between the tendons of the Peronæi longus and brevis.


See also

The muscle peroneus longus (also known as fibularis longus) is a superficial muscle in the human leg, and acts to evert and plantar flex the ankle. ... The Peroneus brevis muscle is a muscle of the human body. ...

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