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Medical Term:

superior fibular retinaculum


Definition: upper thickened band of deep fascia overlying the fibularis longus and brevis tendons as they pass posterior to the fibular malleolus, anchoring the tendons and their associated bursa in place; it extends from the lateral malleolus to to the calcaneus.

Synonym(s): retinaculum musculorum fibularium superiusTA, retinaculum musculorum peroneorum superius, superior peroneal retinaculum

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