The Anterior Stabilizers of the Hipthe hip flexorspsoas majorhis is the second in a series of articles that identify and define the function
of the muscles that support the major joints in the body. These articles address how muscles work synergistically to create efficient movement at each joint. This article addresses the flexor muscles of the hip.
1. The tensor fascia latae (TFL) lies on the outer, anterior surface of the iliac crest. Proximally, it lies between the gluteus medius and the sartorius. It inserts into the ilio tibial (IT) band, which is a strong sheet of fascia that runs along the lateral aspect of the thigh, which then inserts into the tibial tubercle.
2. The psoas major and iliacus share a common tendon, which attaches at the lesser trochanter (iliopsoas). The psoas major lies along the anterior portion of the lumbar spine and coinci