MadSci Network: Anatomy

Re: what are the white lines in cross sectional views in greys anatomy

Date: Thu Mar 22 17:55:20 2007
Posted By: Mitchell Maltenfort, Staff, Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 1168648964.An

That one gave me a pause, as I haven't thought about an aponeurosis in a LONG time.

Our friend Gray -- from where you got the picture -- gives a rather clunky definition at

A more digestible definition is at

How big do they run? Length and width would depend on the muscle. Thickness seems to be about 5 mm, based on but of course that's thickness per muscle.

P V Balint, D Kane, H Wilson, I B McInnes and R D Sturrock (2002) Ultrasonography of entheseal insertions in the lower limb in spondyloarthropathy Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 61:905-910

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