Flexor retinaculum at the ankle

Dr Aditya Shetty 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.

  • insertions
    • medial malleolus of the tibia
    • medial process of the calcaneus
    • plantar aponeurosis
Lower limb anatomy
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rID: 23361
Section: Anatomy
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