Despite their importance in anatomy, physiology, pathology and surgery, the fasciae and the fascial spaces have been poorly described in classic textbooks. This little attention depends on the fact that these fasciae vary in thickness and composition, especially at the cervical level. Indeed, in the main literature they have been described in different forms. Furthermore, the definition itself of the fascia is not consistent in a variety of authors. As a consequence, different criteria have been used to define and classify the fascial systems. In this paper, a brief terminological history and the most common nomenclatures and classifications of the fascia have been summarized.
- Deep fascia
- Superficial fascia
- Visceral fascia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and alternative medicine
- Complementary and Manual Therapy
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation