Tensor Fasciae Latae - Muscle Physiology & Functional Anatomy

Tensor Fasciae Latae Muscle

 

Anatomy

 

Origin:

  • Anterior superior iliac spine

Insertion:

  • Iliotibial tract (anterior surface of lateral condyle of tibia)



Major Arteries:

  • Lateral circumflex femoral artery

  • Superior gluteal artery

 

Neural Innervation:

  • Superior gluteal nerve (L4-L5)

 

Trigger Points:

Tensor Fasciae Latae Trigger Points TFL

 

 

Physiology

 

Concentric Functions:

  • Hip abduction, flexion & internal rotation

 

Eccentric Functions:

  • Decelerates hip adduction & assists in decelerating hip extension & external rotation

 

Isometric Function:

  • Stabilizes in the frontal plane along with the gluteus medius & minimus

 

Related Muscles:

 

Antagonists:

  • Adductor Complex
  • Hamstrings

Exercises:

 

 

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More Images of the Tensor Fasciae Latae Muscle

Shortened Tight TFL


More Information about the Tensor Fasciae Latae Muscle

The Tensor Fasciae Latae muscle (TFL) is one of the primary muscles in the hip abductor muscle group along with gluteus medius & minimis.

 

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