aponeurotic


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ap·o·neu·ro·sis

 (ăp′ə-no͝o-rō′sĭs, -nyo͝o-)
n. pl. ap·o·neu·ro·ses (-sēz′)
A sheetlike fibrous membrane, resembling a flattened tendon, that serves as a fascia to bind muscles together or as a means of connecting muscle to bone.

[Greek aponeurōsis, from aponeurousthai, to become tendinous : apo-, apo- + neuron, sinew; see (s)neəu- in Indo-European roots.]

ap′o·neu·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.aponeurotic - of or relating to an aponeurosis; "muscles attached by a flat aponeurotic membrane"
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It typically arises from repetitive microtrauma to the plantar fascia; a thick aponeurotic tissue that extends from the medial tubercle of the calcaneus to the proximal phalanges of the toes.
It differs from other fibrous conditions such as fibromatosis, juvenile aponeurotic fibroma, subepidermal nodular fibrosis, and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.
To complicate matters, it may be difficult to distinguish other various specialized layers, a concept also mentioned in Gray's Anatomy: "Deep fascia is also composed mainly of collagenous fibres, but these are compacted and in many cases arranged so regularly that the deep fascia may be indistinguishable from aponeurotic tissue" [4].
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The most common cause of age-related ptosis is aponeurotic stretching.