Tensor fascia latae muscle

January 2017


Definition

The tensor fascia latae is one of the muscles of the outer side wall of the pelvic area and constitutes a junction between the trunk and upper limbs. The tensor fascia latae is not particularly powerful. The entry points of the tensor fascia latae muscle are at the ilium of the hip bone and the tibia. The tensor fascia latae is crossed by the anterior femoral circumflex artery, superior gluteal artery, and superior gluteal nerve. It enables the rotation of the thigh and flexion of the hip.

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