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aponeurosis

[¦ap·ə‚nu̇′rō·səs]
(anatomy)
A broad sheet of regularly arranged connective tissue that covers a muscle or serves to connect a flat muscle to a bone.
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In small children it can be difficult to perform aponeurotic surgery, as cooperation (and thus being awake) is required.
There are variable aponeurotic attachments to the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus and fibular head.
With the introduction of synthetic prosthetic materials in the mid-1980s, several approaches have been described as alternatives to primary closure, with the retrorectal technique (Rives-Stoppa procedure) (2) being the most common of those used for the repair of large aponeurotic defects.
4,5) Associations with this tumor have been reported in the past, such as hemangiomas and juvenile aponeurotic fibromas.
Lying under the caudal half of the lower trapezius muscle are, superficial to deep, the fibres of the latissimus dorsi muscle or the aponeurotic fibres of the posterior layer of the thoracolumbar fascia (Figure 4).
In the L pattern (first observed in lizards of the genus Liolaemus) there is an aponeurotic extension between the m.
SUMMARY: The human frontal muscles has two bellies, forming, together with the occipital muscle and the aponeurotic galea, the occipitofrontal muscle.
Granulation tissue consisting of adult fibroblasts, neovascularization, dense collagenous tissue and a moderate polymorphonuclear neutrophil infiltrate was observed at the aponeurotic lesion.
The diaphragm has a peripheral sheet of skeletal muscle inserted into a central aponeurotic tendon.
Degeneration of this aponeurotic tissue can occur with age, leading to the drooping eyelids that many older persons experience.
Recently, age-associated changes resulting in aponeurotic disinsertion of levator palpebrae superioris (involutional ptosis) have been recognized [8].