tensor fasciae latae

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tensor fasciae latae

one of the 10 muscles of the gluteal region, arising from the outer lip of the iliac crest, the anterior superior iliac spine, and the deep fascia lata. It lies between the two layers of fascia lata in the proximal third of the thigh and via the iliotibial band inserts onto the lateral tibial condyle (Gerty's tubercle). The tensor fasciae latae functions to flex the thigh and rotate it slightly medially. Also called tensor fasciae femoris.
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The bursa at the greater trochanter comes between the bone and a small muscle known as the tensor fascia latae (TFL).
Other common causes of trochanteric bursitis include osteoarthritis of the hip or lumbosacral spine, scoliosis, or a pathologically tight tensor fascia latae caused by running.
The tensor fascia latae and the iliotibial tract are located on the lateral thigh and they medially rotate and abduct the hip.