iliotibial tract

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iliotibial tract

[‚il·ē·ō′tib·ē·əl ‚trakt]
(anatomy)
A thickened portion of the fascia lata extending from the lateral condyle of the tibia to the iliac crest.
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Competitive female runners with a history of iliotibial band syndrome demonstrate atypical hip and knee kinematics.
27) it was concluded that exercise therapy resulted in significantly greater pain reduction and improvements in hip flexion strength combined with iliotibial band and iliopsoas flexibility.
The most common of these conditions involves inflammation adjacent to the iliotibial band (ITB) and distension of an adjacent bursae associated with ITB syndrome.
In a patient with an ACL tear, the joint starts out subluxed in full extension and then is forced back into its normal position by the action of the iliotibial band pulling the anterolaterally subluxed tibia back against the femur when the knee courses through approximately 30 degrees of flexion.
Scientific studies have revealed that between 60-65% of all runners get injured during an average year and my particular injury of the Iliotibial band is the third most common injury affecting around 10% of all injured runners.
Pro-Tec Athletics) The Iliotibial Band Compression Wrap was designed to alleviate conditions of Iliotibial Band Syndrome--the Iliotibial band runs along outside of the leg from the hip to knee.
There also may be the more common repetitive stress injury, such as stress fracture of bone or iliotibial band friction syndrome at the hip and/or knee.
In 2004, PhotoThera received 510(k) clearance for an additional infrared laser device designed for adjunctive use in providing temporary relief of pain associated with Iliotibial Band Syndrome.
Until now, the enigma surrounding this structure has been reflected in a variety of confusing names for it, including, as the authors point out, the "(mid-third) lateral capsular ligament," "capsulo-osseous layer of the iliotibial band," or "anterolateral ligament"--and a clear anatomical description had not been forthcoming.
Despite struggling with lateral knee pain from an ongoing iliotibial band injury for the past several months, OTC Elite's Lauren Fleshman will step to the starting line in the semifinals of the 5,000 meters at the Trials on Monday.
Movement of the standard sliding lag screw is achieved at the expense of lateral projection of the screw from the nail, as seen clinically when the implant backs out into the iliotibial band.