Muscle Anatomy

Tensor Fasciae Latae

The tensor fasciae latae is a small, triangular muscle located on the lateral aspect of the hip.

Anterior part of the iliac crest.

Iliotibial tract (IT band) of the fascia lata.

The primary function of the tensor fasciae latae is to assist in flexing, abducting, and internally rotating the hip joint. Additionally, it contributes to the stabilization of the pelvis during activities like walking and running