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Tensor Fascia Latae


Origin :

  • Anterior superior iliac spine, outer lip of anterior iliac crest and fascia lata.

Insertion :

  • Iliotibial band.

Innervation :

  • Superior gluteal nerve (L4, L5, S1).

Arterial Supply :

  • Superior gluteal and lateral circumflex femoral artery.

Depth :

  • Superficial


Action :

  • Helps stabilize and steady the hip and knee joints by putting tension on the iliotibial band of fascia.
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