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Superior extensor retinaculum

Other Terms: Retinaculum musculorum extensorum superius, Superior extensor retinaculum of ankle, Upper extensor retinaculum of ankle, Superior extensor retinaculum of foot, Retinaculum musculorum extensorum superius pedis, Rétinaculum supérieur des muscle extenseurs

Description

The superior extensor retinaculum is a regular arrangement of transverse fibers in the anterior crural fascia that helps bind the extensor tendons of the crus to the tibia. It prevents the tendons from bowing away from the bone during the contraction of their associated musculature.

Latin

Retinaculum musculorum extensorum superius pedis

French

Rétinaculum supérieur des muscle extenseurs

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