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iliotibial band syndrome

noun
variants: also iliotibial band friction syndrome play \-ˈfrik-shən-\

medical Definition of iliotibial band syndrome

: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
  • About 15 miles into the race, he experienced iliotibial band syndrome, an injury common to runners that produced pain mainly on the side of his knee.
  • —Solomon Crenshaw Jr.The Birmingham (Alabama) News5 Nov. 2008

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