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 INFECTION, INFLAMMATION, and traumatic injury.
See also CONTRACTURE; FIBROMYALGIANECROTIZING FASCIITIS; PLANTAR FASCIITIS.