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Histological study of the deep fasciae of the limbs.
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PMID:  19083678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study is to analyse the deep fasciae of limbs in order to evaluate the collagen and elastic fibre arrangement and the types of innervation. Histological and immunohistochemical stains were performed in 72 specimens. The deep fascia of the limbs is a sheath presenting a mean thickness of 1mm, formed by two to three layers of parallel collagen fibre bundles. In the adjacent layers, they show different orientations. Each layer is separated from the adjacent one by loose connective tissue, permitting the sliding of the collagen layers. Nerve fibres were found in all specimens, while muscular fibres were evidenced only in one specimen. The described structure permits the fasciae of the limbs to have a strong resistance to traction, even when exercised in different directions. The capacity of the different collagen layers to glide one on the other could be altered in cases of overuse syndrome, trauma, or surgery.
Carla Stecco; Andrea Porzionato; Luca Lancerotto; Antonio Stecco; Veronica Macchi; Julie Ann Day; Raffaele De Caro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bodywork and movement therapies     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-9283     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bodyw Mov Ther     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9700068     Medline TA:  J Bodyw Mov Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Anatomy, Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Connective Tissue / anatomy & histology*
Fascia Lata / cytology*,  innervation*
Middle Aged
Muscle Fibers, Skeletal / cytology
Muscle, Skeletal / cytology*
Nerve Fibers
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