crural fascia

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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

deep fas·ci·a of leg

fascia of the leg; it is continuous with the fascia lata and is attached proximally to the patella, ligamentum patellae, the tubercle and condyles of the tibia, and the head of the fibula; distally it is thickened to form the flexor and extensor retinacula.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Lozanoff, "Crural fascia and muscle origins related to medial tibial stress syndrome symptom location," Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Ultrasound image of Crural Fascia (CF) in a 24-year-old male volunteer.
Examples of this type of fascia are observed in the limbs and are observed as fascia lata, crural fascia, brachial fascia, and antebrachial fascia.
To access this area, once, and if it is possible that the medial head of gastrocnemius can be pushed laterally, contact with popliteus would be restricted by overlying skin, subcutaneous tissue, the crural fascia, and the overlying dense aponeurosis of the semimembranosus muscle (Figures 4 and 5).
The superficial fibular nerve (SFN) and its cutaneous distribution (after perforating the crural fascia) were dissected in the anterolateral region of the leg and the dorsum of the foot, observing their topographies in relation to the anterior margin of the tibia, intermalleolar line and metatarsal bones, as well as possible communications with the deep fibular and the sural nerves, in the foot.