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General Anatomy > Muscles; Muscular system > Muscles of lower limb > Fascia > Superior fibular retinaculum; Superior peroneal retinaculum

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The fibular retinacula (peroneal retinacula) are fibrous bands which bind down the tendons of the Peronæi longus and brevis as they run across the lateral side of the ankle.

  • The fibers of the superior retinaculum (external annular ligament) are attached above to the lateral malleolus and below to the lateral surface of the calcaneus.
  • The fibers of the inferior retinaculum are continuous in front with those of the cruciate crural ligament; behind they are attached to the lateral surface of the calcaneus; some of the fibers are fixed to the peroneal trochlea, forming a septum between the tendons of the Peronæi longus and brevis.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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