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Deep Fascia of Back
Connective Tissue

Deep Fascia of Back

Fascia dorsi profunda

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The deep fascia of back forms a connective sheath surround the muscles of the back. It is attached medially to the nuchal line, the spinous processes of the vertebrae, and the supraspinous ligament. It is continuous with the deep fascia of the neck, and continues inferiorly as the thoracolumbar fascia to attach to the median crest of the sacrum.

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Thoracolumbar Fascia

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The tendon of the thoracolumbar fascia is palpable cranial and medial to the tubera sacralia as it inserts on the second sacral spinous process in conjunction with the dorsal sacroiliac ligament.

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