Iliotibial Band

The iliotibial band is a band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh, and connects the side of the hip to the side of the knee. The iliotibial band provides stability to the knee and hip.

Current as of: May 23, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery