Fascicle Orientation of Superficial Back Muscles Attached to the Posterior Layer of the Thoracolumbar Fascia: a Morphometric Study Using Human Cadavers

SUMMARY Background. The posterior layer of the thoracolumbar fascia (PTLF) connecting the trunk, upper and lower limb muscles is a part of the deep fascia of the back of the trunk. It is the major myofascial linkage for myofascial force transmission. The present study reveals the fascicle orientation of the muscles namely gluteus maximus, latissimus dorsi, and lower trapezius … Continued

Role of Posterior Layer of Thoracolumbar Fascia in Epimuscular Myofascial Force Transmission From Gluteus Maximus to Latissimus Dorsi and Lower Trapezius

SUMMARY Purpose. Posterior layer of thoracolumbar fascia (PTLF) is the part of the deep fascia of back of the trunk which connects the trunk, upper and lower limb muscles. PTLF is the major myofascial linkage where myofascial force transmission can take place between the muscles attached to it. The present study evaluates the force transmission … Continued