Show Summary Details
Page of

The fascioligamentous organ 

The fascioligamentous organ
Chapter:
The fascioligamentous organ
Author(s):

Thomas Dorman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199674107.003.0017
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 24 October 2020

Clinicians who understand the function of the fascioligamentous organ they are about to treat are self-evidently much more likely to plan treatment well. Most soft tissue injuries presenting with pain are due to a localized failure of the fascioligamentous organ. This organ encompasses the whole body and constitutes approximately 6% of its make-up, and it is important to maintain an image of the fascioligamentous organ as a whole, as the continuous structure that it is. A holistic view of this organ is also necessary and particularly important when a reductionist approach, such as treating a somatic dysfunction in one location repeatedly or attempting to correct an area of recurrent sprain and inflammation by repeated topical steroid injection, has failed. In this context, a holistic point of view is likely to yield a fresh analysis and hence a fresh therapeutic approach.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.