Iliotibial Band Syndrome Workup

Updated: Sep 18, 2018
  • Author: Jerold M Stirling, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Laboratory Studies

No specific laboratory tests are required in the workup of ITBS.


Imaging Studies

Initially, radiographic studies are not indicated if the working diagnosis is completely consistent with ITBS. Radiographs are almost always negative. If the patient's history and physical are not consistent with the diagnosis of ITBS or the patient's response to treatment is unsatisfactory, radiographs are required. In some patients, the practitioner may elect to obtain radiographs on the first visit or before the athlete resumes competition.