Tensor fasciae latae muscle
|Tensor fasciae latae|
|Insertion||Iliotibial tract (via greater trochanter)|
|Artery||Primarily lateral circumflex femoral artery, superior gluteal artery|
|Nerve||Superior gluteal nerve (L4, L5, S1)|
|Actions||Hip – flexion, medial rotation, abduction, knee – lateral rotation, Torso – stabilization|
What motions does the tensor fascia lata support?
The TFL works in conjunction with the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus in a wide variety of hip movements, including flexion, abduction, and internal rotation. It acts, via the iliotibial (IT) band’s attachment to the tibia, to assist with knee flexion and lateral rotation.
What is the tensor fasciae latae used for?
The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) is a muscle that attaches at the top of your iliotibial (IT) band and is a vital muscle that helps stabilize the hip and knee. If we’re getting really technical, it assists with internal rotation, flexion, and abduction of the hip.
What is the action of tensor fascia latae TFL at the hip joint?
Though small in size, the TFL works with several muscle groups to assist in the movement and stabilization of both the hip and the knee. It works with the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus to internally rotate and abduct the hip and with the gluteus maximus via the IT band to abduct the hip.
What is fascia lata?
The fascia lata (FL) is a fascial plane that surrounds the deep tissues of the thigh. It varies in thickness throughout its course from the hip to the leg. It receives fibers from gluteus maximus and tensor fascia lata (TFL) laterally.
How do you palpate tensor fascia lata?
Quote from the video:
Youtube quote: In that upper quadrant. Right in this area right in here. The third action this muscle does is abduction.
What exercises target TFL?
They found that side leg lifts with external rotation loaded the Tensor Fascia Latae most effectively (study). This means that we can use this exercise to target the TFL and make it STRONGER. Note: The “external rotation” is when you point your toes towards the ceiling.
What is fascia lata allograft?
Fascia lata allograft is a fibrous connective tissue recovered from the lateral aspect of the thigh. It is most commonly used for clinical applications such as labrum repairs, dural replacement, fascial reanimation and reconstructions of the rotator cuff and cruciate ligaments.
What Innervates the fascia lata?
Tensor fasciae latae is innervated by the superior gluteal nerve, L5 and S1. At its origins of the anterior rami of L4, L5, and S1 nerves, the superior gluteal nerve exits the pelvis via greater sciatic foramen superior to the piriformis. The nerve also courses between the gluteus medius and minimus.
How is fascia lata formed?
The fascia lata is the deep aponeurotic fascia of the thigh. Posteriorly, it is formed by the confluence of the myofascial expansions of the gluteus maximus and medius muscles.
How do you use fascia lata graft?
The approach most frequently used when harvesting a sheet or patch graft is through a longitudinal incision. If long strips are required without making a long incision, the fascia lata stripper is utilized. Hand held lit retractors may be of benefit for long strips as well.
What is a fascia graft?
fascia graft a graft of fibrous tissue, usually taken from the external investing fascia of the lower limb (fascia lata). fascicular graft a nerve graft in which bundles of nerve fibers are approximated and sutured separately.
What is fascia in the body?
Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place. The tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens up.