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Dorsal Fascia of Foot
Connective Tissue

Dorsal Fascia of Foot

Fascia dorsalis pedis

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Anatomical Relations

The dorsal fascia of the foot is the distal continuation of the inferior extensor retinaculum. It lies deep to the skin and the relatively thin layer of superficial fascia (or subcutaneous fat). It extends to the sides of the foot to blend with the plantar aponeurosis.

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—Compartment syndrome

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The fascia is also defined as a “the fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft, collagen containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body” by Fascia Nomenclature Committee (Bordoni and Whitte, 2018), an as “masses of connective tissue large enough to be visible to the unaided eye” by Gray’s Anatomy (Standring, 2016).

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