UAMS Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences - Fasciae of the Lower Limb

Gross Anatomy

Fasciae of the Lower Limb - Arranged Alphabetically

Structure Location/Description Notes
fascia, crural deep fascia forming a tubular investment of the leg crural fascia is continuous with fascia lata at the knee; it is connected to the fibula by anterior and posterior intermuscular septa; it is thickened near the ankle to form extensor and flexor retinacula
fascia, gluteal deep fascia covering the gluteus medius m. and the gluteus maximus m. also known as: gluteal aponeurosis
fascia lata deep fascia forming a tubular investment of the thigh fascia lata is thickened along the lateral intermuscular septum of the thigh where it is called the iliotibial tract/band; fascia lata is connected to the femur by the lateral and medial intermuscular septa; scarpa's fascia attaches to fascia lata below the inguinal ligament
fascia, pedal deep fascia forming the investment of the foot pedal fascia is thin superiorly and thick over the sole, where it is called plantar fascia
fascia, plantar fascia of the sole of the foot plantar fascia is thickened over the central part of the sole to form the plantar aponeurosis
fascia, popliteal deep fascia forming a roof over the popliteal fossa the most superficial content of the popliteal fossa is the tibial nerve, which lies immediately deep to the popliteal fascia

Some of the material presented in these tables is contained in the book:
MedCharts Anatomy by Thomas R. Gest and Jaye Schlesinger
Published by ILOC, Inc., New York. Copyright 1995.

The content of these tables has been edited for use in this course by Patrick W. Tank, Ph.D.
Copyright 2009, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Unauthorized use is prohibited.

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