Dense connective tissue

 

  

This consists mainly of fibers, most especially collagenous white fibers.  It can either be regular or irregular depending on the deposits of white fibers e.g. as in the deep fascia of the skin.

            The deep fascia of the skin has regular collagenous fibers with minimum cellular basis consisting mainly of fibroblasts.

            The deep fascia is sometimes modified into pulleys and ligaments.  Other modification of the dense connective tissue include

  1. tendons

  2. aponeurosis of muscles

  3. condensed fasciae

  4. condensed ligaments

  5. retinacula

 

 

 

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