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iliotibial band syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of iliotibial band syndrome

  1. :  a sports injury that is marked by diffuse pain in the lateral part of the knee and results from inflammation of the iliotibial band due to overuse (as in long-distance running) as it slides across the lateral condyle of the femur as the knee is flexed and extended repeatedly—called also iliotibial band fric·tion syndrome \-ˈfrik-shən-\




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