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Medical Term:

flexor retinaculum of lower limb


a wide band passing from the medial malleolus to the medial and upper border of the calcaneus and to the plantar surface as far as the navicular bone; it holds in place the tendons of the tibialis posterior, flexor digitorum longus, and flexor hallucis longus.

Synonym(s): retinaculum musculorum flexorum membri inferiorisTA, laciniate ligament, ligamentum laciniatum, retinaculum of flexor muscles

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