iliotibial band

noun

: a fibrous thickening of the fascia lata that extends from the iliac crest down the lateral part of the thigh to the lateral condyle of the tibia and that provides stability to the knee and assists with flexion and extension of the knee

called also iliotibial tract, IT band

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“Iliotibial band.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/iliotibial%20band. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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