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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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