fascia lata

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 [fash´e-ah] (pl. fas´ciae) (L.)
a sheet or band of fibrous tissue such as lies deep to the skin or invests muscles and various body organs. adj., adj fas´cial.
Organization and connective tissue components of skeletal muscle. From Applegate, 2000.
aponeurotic fascia a dense, firm, fibrous membrane investing the trunk and limbs and giving off sheaths to the various muscles.
fascia cribro´sa the superficial fascia of the thigh covering the saphenous opening (fossa ovalis femoris).
crural fascia the investing fascia of the lower limb.
deep fascia aponeurotic fascia.
endothoracic fascia that beneath the serous lining of the thoracic cavity.
fascia la´ta the external investing fascia of the thigh.
Scarpa's fascia the deep, membranous layer of the subcutaneous abdominal fascia.
superficial fascia
1. a fascial sheet lying directly beneath the skin.
thyrolaryngeal fascia the fascia covering the thyroid gland and attached to the cricoid cartilage.
transverse fascia that between the transversalis muscle and the peritoneum.
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deep fascia of thigh

the strong deep fascia of the thigh, enveloping the muscles of the thigh and thickened laterally as the iliotibial track.
Synonym(s): fascia lata [TA], broad fascia
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Biomechanical comparison of canine fascia lata and thoracolumbar fascia: an in vitro evaluation of replacement tissues for body wall reconstruction.
Duraplasty using autologous fascia lata reenforced by on-site pedicled muscle flap: technical note.
Guanche, "Reconstruction of the pectoralis major tendon with fascia lata allograft," Orthopedics, vol.
compared 2 x 5 cm strips of fascia lata, dermis, rectum sheet, and vaginal mucosae (measure commonly used at sling surgeries [38]) in women operated for various reasons [39] showing that fascia lata had the biggest tensile strength (217 N), followed by human dermis (122 N) and rectum sheet and vaginal mucosae (both with 42 N).
The dural and tegmen defects were repaired by using tensor fascia lata, auricular conchal cartilage grafts, and autogenous fibrin glue.
Conclusion: Brow suspension with fascia lata sling is safe and effective technique for correction of ptosis with poor levator function.
There was also moderate symmetric edema of the tensor fascia lata and gluteus maximus muscles.
The team had previously noted that patients with LPOS symptoms overused their tensor fascia lata muscle in the hip, instead of the gluteal muscles in the buttocks.