Iliotibial band syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Chronic lateral knee pain

Patient Data

Age: 45 years old
Gender: Male

Abnormal edematous soft tissue seen interposed between the ilio-tibial tract and the lateral femoral condyle exhibiting low signal in T1 and bright signal in T2 and STIR.

Diagnosis: Iliotibial band syndrome

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Case Discussion

The condition usually results from chronic knee overuse with repeated friction of the iliotibial tract against the lateral femoral epicondyle. It may also be known as Iliotibial band friction syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 23173
Published: 26th May 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: knee
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