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Measures of subcutaneous adipose tissue and skin lateral to the iliotibial tract were not well correlated with BMI ([r.sup.2] = 0.374, p = 0.10), as would be expected based on related literature [18-19], and when used as part of the Skeletal ML measure did not result in typical sex differentiation between males (0.149 [+ or -] 0.013 m) and females (0.142 [+ or -] 0.026 m) [4].
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.