Morphological features of fascia lata in relation to fascia diseases

@article{Szotek2016MorphologicalFO,
  title={Morphological features of fascia lata in relation to fascia diseases},
  author={Sylwia Szotek and Joanna Dawidowicz and Brian P. Eyden and Natalia Matysiak and Aleksander Czogalla and Grzegorz Dudzik and Anna Leśniewicz and Krzysztof Maksymowicz},
  journal={Ultrastructural Pathology},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={297 - 310}
}
ABSTRACT Fascia lata is an important element of the fascial system, which forms the continuum of connective tissue throughout the body. This deep fascia envelops the entire thigh and hip area and its main function is to transmit mechanical forces generated by the musculoskeletal system of the lower extremities. Fascia lata is also known as a useful and easily harvested graft material. Despite its crucial role in lower extremity biomechanics and wide-ranging applications in plastic and… 
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