Iliotibial Tract Flashcards

Flashcards are a great way to memorise information about the iliotibial tract (also known as the iliotibial band or ITB for short). Test your knowledge of anatomy using the iliotibial tract flashcards below.

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Iliac crest and the aponeuroses of gluteus maximus & TFL


Iliotibial tubercle (also known as Gerdy’s tubercle)


  • Stabilisation of the hip and knee
  • Supports the actions of the gluteus maximus and tensor fasciae latae


  • Superior gluteal nerve L4-S1
  • Inferior gluteal nerve L5-S2

Blood Supply

  • Ascending branch of the lateral femoral circumflex artery
  • Superior gluteal artery
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Would you like to learn more about the iliotibial tract? Then check out the iliotibial tract article and video by clicking the link below:
Iliotibial Tract Anatomy

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