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).

I have recently attended the latest SASMA Conference (South African Sports Medicine Association) which was held at the Wild Coast Sun. Three major, on- going debates in the world of sports medicine were highlighted.