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J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017 Jan;21(1):173-177. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.11.003. Epub 2016 Nov 16.

Defining the fascial system.

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1
Wellpark College of Natural Therapies, Auckland, New Zealand. Electronic address: sueadstrum@xtra.co.nz.
2
Integral Anatomy Productions LLC, Melbourne, FL, USA. Electronic address: workshops@gilhedley.com.
3
Fascia Research Group, Neurosurgical Clinic Guenzburg, Ulm University, Germany. Electronic address: robert.schleip@uni-ulm.de.
4
Human Anatomy and Movement Science, University of Padua, Italy. Electronic address: carla.stecco@unipd.it.
5
Biomedical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: can.yucesoy@boun.edu.tr.

Abstract

Fascia is a widely used yet indistinctly defined anatomical term that is concurrently applied to the description of soft collagenous connective tissue, distinct sections of membranous tissue, and a body pervading soft connective tissue system. Inconsistent use of this term is causing concern due to its potential to confuse technical communication about fascia in global, multiple discipline- and multiple profession-spanning discourse environments. The Fascia Research Society acted to address this issue by establishing a Fascia Nomenclature Committee (FNC) whose purpose was to clarify the terminology relating to fascia. This committee has since developed and defined the terms a fascia, and, more recently, the fascial system. This article reports on the FNC's proposed definition of the fascial system.

KEYWORDS:

A fascia; Anatomical nomenclature; Anatomical terminology; Fascia; Fascial system; Terminologia anatomica

PMID:
28167173
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.11.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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