Flexor retinaculum at the ankle

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 03 Aug 2021

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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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: posterior ankle tendons (Gray's illustrations)
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