aponeurosis

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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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Anatomical features of plantar aponeurosis: cadaveric study using ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging.
Shape of the fibular part of the plantar aponeurosis in Japanese.
Abnormal attachments between a plantar aponeurosis and calcaneus.
In the work investigating foot biomechanics by using numerical approaches the plantar aponeurosis is mostly considered as elastic material.
The present study investigates the stress relaxation of the plantar aponeurosis with the aim of contributing to define a constitutive model capable of representing the time-dependent behaviour.
A total of 24 samples of tissue were taken from the plantar aponeurosis of three male adult donors (age of 67,67, and 78 years).
During the anatomical dissection, the structural conformation of the plantar aponeurosis tissue makes it possible to observe bundles of collagen fibers reinforcing the tissue mainly along the proximal-distal direction.
The final results showed a significant decrease in the pain felt by the athletes, and in the dimension of the plantar aponeurosis.
In regards to the evolution of the thickness of the plantar aponeurosis, both the male and the female subjects recorded a similar development over the course of the study.
By analyzing Figures 3 and 4, one can observe the descending trend regarding the thickness of the plantar aponeurosis, between the initial and the final testing, both for the female and the male subjects, no matter their sports branch, the differences recorded after the plantar aponeurosis ultrasounds being considered to be very good.