Medical Definition of Patellar retinaculum

1. Extensions of the aponeuroses of the vasti medialis and lateralis muscles which pass on each side of the patella, attaching to the margins of the patella and patellar ligament anteriorly, the collateral ligaments posteriorly and the tibial condyles distally; form the anteromedial and (with the fibrous expansion of the iliotibial tract) the anteromedial portions of the fibrous capsule of the knee. See: lateral patellar retinaculum, medial patellar retinaculum. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patellar Retinaculum

patefaction
patefactions
patella
patella femoral pain syndrome
patellae
patellalgia
patellamide
patellar
patellar dislocation
patellar fossa of vitreous
patellar ligament
patellar ligaments
patellar network
patellar reflex
patellar reflexes
patellar retinaculum (current term)
patellar surface of femur
patellar tendon
patellar tendon reflex
patellas
patellate
patellectomy
patelliform
patelline
patello-adductor reflex
patellofemoral
patellometer
patellula
patellulae
paten

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