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deep fascia of leg

 

Definition: fascia of the leg; it is continuous with the fascia lata and is attached proximally to the patella, ligamentum patellae, the tubercle and condyles of the tibia, and the head of the fibula; distally it is thickened to form the flexor and extensor retinacula.

Synonym(s): fascia crurisTA, crural fascia, fascia of leg

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