Technically…and skeletally, anyone under the age of 25 is a young athlete, and our experience with young patients is often that children who are participating in sports need to be monitored to prevent injury.

The iliotibial band (ITB) is a long band of connective tissue than runs down the outer aspect of the thigh and runs over the knee, where it overlies a bony prominence, the femoral epicondyle and then attaches to the lower leg bone (tibia).