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Is Ilotibial Band Syndrome Often Overlooked?

Jerry M Linenger, Christian P Christensen
Physician and Sportsmedicine 1992, 20 (2): 98-108
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In brief Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is caused by training errors but may be influenced by anatomic and dynamic factors. The diagnosis involves matching a complete and accurate history with characteristic pain over and around the lateral femoral epicondyle. The authors studied US Marine recruits in basic training and found an incidence that suggests ITBS may be underdiagnosed. Treatment usually involves simple measures such as rest and stretching exercises, but surgical resection is sometimes necessary.

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