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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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Epiphyseal arterial network and inferior retinacular artery seem critical to femoral head perfusion in adults with femoral neck fractures.
Surgical treatments include arthroscopic excision of the painful fragment,[5] lateral retinacular release, vastus lateralis release, and internal fixation with or without bone grafting.
Ganglion cyst of knee from Hoffa's fat pad protruding anterolaterally through retinacular rent: a case report.
The retinacular sheath is composed of 5 annular ligaments, or pulleys, that hold the tendons of the fingers close to the bone and allow the fingers to flex properly.
2,3) Fibro-osseous canals, made from the retinacular sheaths, form the flexor pulley system, which is comprised of five annular and three cruciform pulleys in each finger.
Extended retinacular soft-tissue flap for intra-articular hip surgery: surgical technique, indications, and results of application.
Lateral retinacular release is one of these options and has been used to treat anterior knee pain with variable results (1-5).
Canthopexy and canthoplasty are very commonly performed with blepharoplasty, but can be useful on their own or in combination with fillers in mild cases of retinacular aging or lower-lid ectropion where you don't need or want a true, full-blown blepharoplasty.
We also found a complete retinacular tear in the left knee and only a small longitudinal split in the right knee and both were repaired using a number 1 absorbable suture.
This allows for early reduction, unkinking of the critical retinacular vessels and thus restoring the blood supply to the femoral head, all of which may decrease the rates of non-union and avascular necrosis.
Cemented total joint replacement (Biomet, Merck, Bridgend, UK) was performed using the medial parapatellar retinacular approach.
NEO's knee systems are designed to increase flexion stability while optimizing patellar tracking, rollback and rotation and also focus on minimizing lateral retinacular tightness," said NEO president and CEO Craig Corrance.