Tensor of fascia lata - Musculus tensor fasciae latae

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of pelvic limb > Tensor of fascia lata



Origin: Proximally to the tuber coxae and from the aponeurosis of the gluteus medius.

Insertion: Over the biceps femoris to the patella.

Action: Tension of the fascia lata and thus tension of the hip joint; extension of the stifle joint.

Nerve: Gluteus cranialis.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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