Review of the Iliocapsularis Muscle and its Clinical Relevance

  title={Review of the Iliocapsularis Muscle and its Clinical Relevance},
  author={Tomonori Sato and Naomi Sato and Kohji Sato},
Little is known about the iliocapsularis muscle, which covers the anteromedial capsule of the hip joint. Although this muscle has rarely mentioned in anatomy texts since its first appearance in a French Anatomy text in 1843, it is considered an important muscular landmark in terms of surgery. More recently, several studies have focused on and described the morphology and possible role of this muscle. Knowledge about the iliocapsularis muscle is essential to understand its anatomy, functions… 

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