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Fascia - Faszie

'ectoskeleton concept'. Fascia can be wrongly regarded as an unimportant packing, filling or wrapping tissue associated with other 'more important structures. Yet it is increasingly recognised that it plays important roles as a network of communication, analogous to nerves and helping to coordinate muscle action. Wood Jones has aptly called the deep fascia of the limbs an 'exoskeleton'. Fascia also has proprioceptive functions.


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