Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) is an overuse injury. It happens in the soft tissues in the lower thigh near the outside of the knee. The iliotibial band (ITB) is a thick band of fibrous tissue. It runs from the hip down the outside of the thigh, and attaches to the tibia. The tibia is the large bone of the lower leg.
Tendons of the Lateral Knee
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