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Where is the tensor fascia latte muscle, and what nerve controls it?

The tensor fascia muscle is on the anterior (front) and lateral (outside) aspect of the hip. It courses from the front pelvic bone, known scientifically as the anterior superior iliac spine and the iliac crest, and moves downward and slightly outward to where it attaches into the greater trochanter via the illio-tibial band. It gets itís nerve supply from the superior gluteal nerve. According to a recent study by Grab et al, looking at the location of the superior gluteal nerve and itís relation to the anterior approach for hip surgery, this nerve can terminate in one to three (most commonly two) branches with in the tensor fascia latte. The location of the nerve entry into the tensor fascia latte was always within zero to ten millimeters proximal to the lateral circumflex femoral artery, which is usually found just about in the middle of this muscle.


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