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The iliotibial band (IT band) is a long flat tendon on the outside (lateral side) of the hip, thigh, and knee. The iliotibial band slides over the bump (lateral epicondyle) on the outside of the knee when the knee is bent. Iliotibial band syndrome, also called IT band friction syndrome, is an overuse injury caused by excessive friction between the IT band and lateral femoral epicondyle. Nonsurgical treatment is almost always successful.
It was announced this week that star running back Ronnie Brown of the Miami Dolphins is out for the rest of this season with a lisfranc injury sustained during their victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.
Bob Sanders (“The Hulk”) will be out with a “distal biceps tendon rupture” at the elbow which will require season-ending surgery. The injury prevents the transmission of forces from the muscle to the forearm bones and hence surgery is required to repair the muscle
With “shoulder” or AC separations, the joint between the collarbone (“clavicle”) and shoulder blade (“scapula”) is injured. It is commonly caused by a fall directly on the "point" of the shoulder or a direct blow. In general, most AC injuries can be treated without surgery, but it depends on the severity of the injury.