tensor fasciae latae (muscle)

(redirected from tensor (muscle) of fascia lata)

ten·sor fas·ci·ae la·tae (mus·cle)

anterior muscle of gluteal region (abductor compartment of thigh); origin, anterior superior spine and adjacent lateral surface of the ilium; insertion, iliotibial band of fascia lata; action, tenses fascia lata; flexes, abducts and medially rotates thigh; nerve supply, superior gluteal.