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anterior tarsal tendinous sheaths


Definition: synovial tendon sheaths that allow movement of tendons across the anterior aspect of the tarsal bones, deep to the extensor retinacula; included are the tendinous sheaths (vagina tendinis musculi...) of: (1) the tibialis anterior (muscle) [TA] (...tibialis anterioris [TA]), (2) the extensor hallucis longus (muscle) [TA] (...extensoris hallucis longi [TA]), and (3) the extensor digitorum longus (muscle) [TA] (...extensoris digitorum longi [TA]).

Synonym(s): vaginae tendinum tarsales anterioresTA

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