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Illustration - Fascia lata

Gluteal aponeurosis

Gluteal aponeurosis

Pronunciation

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Other Terms:
Aponeurosis glutea, Fascia glutéal


Description
The gluteal aponeurosis is the name for the thick fascial sheet that covers the gluteus medius muscle. In addition to serving as the epimysium of this muscle it also provides attachment for the more superficial gluteus maximus muscle.
Latin
Aponeurosis glutea
French
Fascia glutéal

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