The applied anatomy of the thoracolumbar fascia.

@article{Bogduk1984TheAA,
  title={The applied anatomy of the thoracolumbar fascia.},
  author={Nikolai Bogduk and Jason MacIntosh},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1984},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={164-70}
}
The thoracolumbar fascia was studied by dissection in ten adult human cadavers. The posterior layer of this fascia was found to consist of two laminae. The superficial lamina is formed by the aponeurosis of latissimus dorsi. The deep lamina consists of bands of fibers passing caudolaterally from the midline. Both laminae form a retinaculum over the back muscles, and the deep lamina constitutes a series of accessory posterior ligaments that anchor the L2 to L5 spinous processes to the ilium and… CONTINUE READING