14 Nov ITB or not to ITB…that is the question

The Iliotibial Tract commences with insertional fibres of both Gluteus Maximus and Tensor Fascia Lata and inserts into Gerdy’s Tubercle on the lateral aspect of the tibia, passing over the lateral femoral condyle. To protect the Iliotibial Band from the lateral femoral condyle there is either a bursa (fluid filled sac) or a layer of highly innervated fat that lies underneath the distal portion of the band [1].

It is essential to remember that the Iliotibial Band is nothing more than a longitudinal fibrous reinforcement of the fascia lata and has no control over its own positioning or tone.

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