Tensor Fascia Latae Muscle

Tensor Fascia Latae Muscle and the Iliotibial Band

Christine Wiese Anatomy, Lower Limb 2 Comments

This month I’m highlighting a unique muscle, the tensor fascia latae along with its related structure, the iliotibial band. This is one of the muscles responsible for abduction at the hip. It can also affect movement at the knee through its connection to the iliotibial band. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what actions it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.