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Anatomy any muscle that stretches or extends an arm, leg, or other bodily part
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Treatment with NSAIDs or corticosteroid injections (see table 1 (2-4) for choices) in the first compartment of the extensor retinaculum (figure 7) is usually adequate to provide relief.
Although the preferred method for lateral ankle ligament reconstruction has been the Brostrom-Gould technique, which achieves ligament repair/shortening with advancement of the inferior extensor retinaculum, there is increasing evidence that arthroscopic examination at the same time may be beneficial.
The proper antebrachial fascia continues on the dorsal aspect of carpus as the extensor retinaculum, which descends on the dorsal aspect of the metacarpus and digits and is illustrated in Fig.
It divides distally into four tendons which pass in a common synovial sheath with the tendon of extensor indicis, through a tunnel under the extensor retinaculum and diverge on the dorsum of the hand, one to each finger (1,2).
Lister proposed using a portion of the extensor retinaculum for pulley reconstruction.
The deep peroneal nerve can become compressed in the fibro-osseous tunnel underneath the inferior extensor retinaculum.

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