Definition of Fascia

Fascia – The fibrous membrane that covers connective tissue.

Deep fasciae enclose, support, and separate muscle structures deep within the body. Superficial fasciae support the skin and connect the skin to inner layers of tissue. Fascia has high tensile strength and a sheetlike appearance. It varies in thickness, depending on its location and purpose.

Fasciae throughout the body are susceptible to infectioninflammation, and traumatic injury.

See also CONTRACTUREFIBROMYALGIANECROTIZING FASCIITIS; PLANTAR FASCIITIS.

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