retinaculum

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retinaculum

[‚ret·ən′ak·yə·ləm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A clasp on the forewing of certain moths for retaining the frenulum of the hindwing.
An appendage on the third abdominal somite of springtails that articulates with the furcula.
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[19,20] Repetitive movements during functional activities with this malalingment can overload the patellar retinaculum and retropatellar articular cartilage and cause pain.
A 2 cm incision along the lateral border of the patella was made where manual exploration revealed that the patella was incarcerated in the lateral patellar retinaculum and locked against the lateral femoral condyle.
In our hospital, we treated 156 PFOA patients using arthroscopic knee joint debridement, patelloplasty, circumpatellar denervation, and release of the lateral patellar retinaculum.
Attachment points for the patellar retinaculum, the iliotibial band, and the biceps tendon are all found in the first layer; the lateral collateral ligament in the second layer; and the arcuate and fabellofibular ligaments in the third layer.