Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 4 On the Structural Relationships of Bones

Flesh: syssarcosis

Some bones are joined also by the aid of flesh, as in general all joints overlaid by muscles (passim in the tables of muscles, e.g., Q, X in the 7th). For when muscles originating from one bone or other body 52 are inserted in another, they are rightly considered to act as bindings, and they bind the bones together. Moreover, because muscles are called “flesh” by most of the ancients, especially Aristotle, a connection made by muscles is deservedly called sunsa/rkwsij. 53 The teeth as well seem to be held in their alveoli by a kind of flesh [periodontium] so that by this reckoning, so to speak, a construction of the bones is found in which flesh [fascia] not only surrounds a joint on the outside in the manner of muscles, but it intervenes in the joint as well.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 4 On the Structural Relationships of Bones