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Iliotibial Tract and Fascia Lata – Functional Anatomy

Fascia Lata The fascia lata is the deep fascia that wraps the outer thigh. This thick fascial envelope attaches superiorly to the crest of the Ilium and inguinal ligament. The fascia continues onto the pubic rami, ischial tuberosity, sacrotuberous ligament, coccyx and sacrum. Distally, it thickens as it attaches to the proximal tibia. It offers …

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Pelvic Ligaments – Functional Anatomy

Here, I explore the anatomy of the pelvic ligaments, their structure, attachments, and how they mature through the decades of a person’s life. Progression of Fusion A complex fascial structure wraps the major bony structures of the pelvis. Like those osseous structures, the ligaments also evolve as we age. As a result, we have more …

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