Flexor retinaculum at the ankle

Dr Yuranga Weerakkody and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Flexor retinaculum at the ankle is formed by reinforcement of the deep fascia of the leg by transverse collagen bundles and functions to prevent 'bowstringing' of tendons as they pass the tibiotalar joint. It forms the roof of the tarsal tunnel 1-2.

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See also

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 23361
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ankle flexor retinaculum
  • Flexor retinaculum - ankle
  • Flexor retinaculum at ankle

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