tensor fasciae latae muscle


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ten·sor fas·ci·ae la·tae mus·cle

(ten'sōr fash'ē-ē lā'tē mŭs'ĕl)
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. usage note Often mispronounced and misspelled tensor fascia lata.
Synonym(s): musculus tensor fasciae latae [TA] .
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Krebs, "Brachial plexus innervated, functional tensor fasciae latae muscle transfer for controlling a utah arm after dislocation of the shoulder caused by an electrical burn," Journal of Trauma--Injury, Infection and Critical Care, vol.