The applied anatomy of the thoracolumbar fascia

Bogduk N. and Macintosh J.E. (1984) The applied anatomy of the thoracolumbar fascia. Spine, 9 2: 164-170.

Author Bogduk N.
Macintosh J.E.
Title The applied anatomy of the thoracolumbar fascia
Journal name Spine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1528-1159
Publication date 1984-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 9
Issue 2
Start page 164
End page 170
Total pages 7
Subject 2728 Clinical Neurology
2732 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
1314 Physiology
Abstract 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 resist flexion of the lumbar spine. The function of these ligaments Is enhanced by the contraction of the back muscles and the action of certain, restricted portions of the abdominal muscles.
Keyword Abdominal mechanisms
Lumbar stability
Thoracolumbar fascia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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