palmar aponeurosis


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palmar aponeurosis

[′päm·ər ‚ap·ə·nə′rōs·əs]
(anatomy)
Bundles of fibrous connective tissue which radiate from the tendons of the deep fascia of the forearm toward the proximal ends of the fingers.
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In the first incision, subcutaneous tissue is opened with a 1 cm vertical incision at the junction point of the line starting from the radial side of the ring finger and tiger stripes, palmar aponeurosis is passed and distal end of the transverse carpal ligament and fatty tissue are seen.
The hand of the patient being firmly fixed, he [Dupuytren] commenced by making a transverse incision, ten lines in length [12 lines = 1"], opposite the metacarpo-phalangeal articulation of the ring-finger, the bistoury divided first the skin, then the palmar aponeurosis with a crackling noise audible to the ear.
Dupuytren disease (DD) is a connective tissue disorder characterized by contracture involving the palmar aponeurosis (PA).