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It has been considered that this muscle is the main active medial stabilizer of the patella and frequently overpowered by the lateral forces acting on the patella, which include the vastus lateralis (VL), the lateral retinaculum and the iliotibial tract [20].
2,7,9) Previously described operative techniques include Z-plasty, diagonal osteotomy of trochanter, anchoring of the iliotibial tract to the trochanter, cruciate incision with sutured flaps to the tract, resection of the posterior half of the tract at the gluteus maximus insertion, and ellipsoid resection of tract over the trochanter.
The tensor fascia latae and the iliotibial tract are located on the lateral thigh and they medially rotate and abduct the hip.