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Medical Term:

superior extensor retinaculum


Definition: the ligament that binds down the extensor tendons proximal to the ankle joint; it is continuous with (a thickening of) the deep fascia of the leg.

Synonym(s): retinaculum musculorum extensorum superiusTA, ligamentum transversum cruris, superior retinaculum of extensor muscles, transverse crural ligament, transverse ligament of leg