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- The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) attaches from the ASIS and anterior iliac crest to the iliotibial band (ITB), one-third of the way down the thigh.
- The TFL flexes, abducts, and medially rotates the thigh at the hip joint.
- It anteriorly tilts, depresses, and ipsilaterally rotates the same-side pelvis at the hip joint.
- The tensor fasciae latae is one of two muscles that attach into the iliotibial band (ITB). The other muscle is the gluteus maximus.
- A chronically tight tensor fasciae latae can be involved in ITB friction syndrome.