band (ITB) anatomy– Functional:
stability of the tibia together with
ACL, LCL, and LM
ITB syndrome was first described in 1963
Friction between ITB and lateral epicondyle
friction syndrome– Runners, football
– Errors in training in 40% cases
diagnosis: lateral pain
Definitive diagnostic (extraarticular) – especially for a
diagnostic – the recovery time is crucial in athletes
Differential (when the pain is
• Lateral meniscal tear
Popliteal tendon pathology
• Lateral collateral
• Ostheocondritis disecans
intensity of ITB
Fluid collection deep to the ITB
3. Focal thickening
4. Edema lateral epicondyle
Signal change in posterior horn of lateral
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