retinaculum

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ret·i·nac·u·lum

 (rĕt′n-ăk′yə-ləm)
n. pl. ret·i·nac·u·la (-lə) Biology
A band or bandlike structure that holds an organ or a part in place.

[Latin retināculum, band, tether : retinēre, to restrain; see retain + -culum, suff. denoting instruments.]

ret′i·nac′u·lar (-lər) adj.

retinaculum

(ˌrɛtɪˈnækjʊləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
1. connection or retention or something that connects or retains
2. (Zoology) zoology a small hook that joins the forewing and hind wing of a moth during flight
[C18 (a surgical instrument used in castration): Latin, from rētinēre to hold back]
ˌretiˈnacular adj

ret•i•nac•u•lum

(ˌrɛt nˈæk yə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
any of various anatomical structures that hook, clasp, or bind individual parts, as seeds or organs, together or in place.
[1815–25; < New Latin; Latin retināculum tether =retin(ēre) to hold fast, retain + -ā- (from v. stems ending in -ā-; compare hibernaculum) + -culum -cule2]
Translations

ret·i·nac·u·lum

n. retináculo, estructura que retiene un órgano o un tejido en su lugar.
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IASTM was performed over the right medial and lateral patellar retinaculum, as well as the right quadriceps and patellar tendons for approximately five minutes in total at a superficial depth.
A histological study has demonstrated that patellar retinaculum, patellar, and quadriceps tendons, synovium, fat pad, and subchondral bone contain nerve fibers which may cause pain in PFPS.
Proximal realignment includes release of tight lateral patellar retinaculum and vastus lateralis completely and plication of medial capsule and patellar retinaculum to strengthen the lax medial structures.
19,20] Repetitive movements during functional activities with this malalingment can overload the patellar retinaculum and retropatellar articular cartilage and cause pain.