Anterior abdominal aponeuroses
The anterior abdominal aponeuroses are located just superficial to the
rectus abdominis muscle. It has for its borders the
pectoralis muscles, and the
Posterior lumbar aponeuroses
The posterior lumbar aponeuroses are situated just on top of the epaxial muscles of the thorax, which are
multifidus spinae and
Palmar and plantar aponeuroses and extensor hood
palmar aponeuroses occur on the palms of the hands. The
extensor hoods are aponeuroses at the back of the fingers.
plantar aponeuroses occur on the plantar aspect of the foot. They extend from the calcaneal tuberosity then diverge to connect to the bones, ligaments and the dermis of the skin around the distal part of the metatarsal bones.
Anterior and posterior intercostal membranes
The anterior and posterior intercostal membranes are aponeuroses located between the ribs and are continuations of the external and internal intercostal muscles, respectively.
epicranial aponeurosis is a tough layer of dense fibrous tissue which runs from the
frontalis muscle anteriorly to the
Pennate muscles and aponeuroses
Pennate muscles, in which the muscle fibers are oriented at an angle to the line of action, typically have two aponeuroses. Muscle fibers connect one to the other, and each aponeurosis thins into a
tendon which attaches to bone at the origin or insertion site.