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Moore Lane Veterinary Hospital
(406) 252-4159
30 Moore Ln
Billings, MT

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Dr. Lashman Soriya
(866) 822-1530
2900 12th Avenue North
Billings, MT
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Northern Rockies Neurogurgeons PLLC
Specialties
Neurology, Dr. Soriya's neurosurgical specializations include diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors and spinal disorders - including spinal disc ruptures, and degenerative changes causing sypmtoms and disabilities - using cutting edge image-guided navigation and r
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Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, 1963
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Awards: Dr. Soriya is considered one of the most highly respected neurosurgeons in the region. he has been awarded a Fellowship in both the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. Dr. Soriya was also honored to receive the Pres


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Skyview Veterinary Hospital
(406) 256-3511
1632 Gleneagles Blvd
Billings, MT

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Pfaff Chiropractic Clinic
(406) 662-7016
104 East 1st St
Laurel, MT

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William Thomas Purcell
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Dr. Michael Copeland
(866) 822-1530
2900 12th Avenue North
Billings, MT
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Northern Rockies Neurogurgeons PLLC
Specialties
Neurology, Artificial disk replacement
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Residency Training: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: University of Missouri Medical School, 1989

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Dr. Yves Meyer
(866) 822-1530
2900 12th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Business
Northern Rockies Neurogurgeons PLLC
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Neurology, Dr. Meyer's neurosurgical training included extensive exposure to vascular neurosurgical pathology and trauma. Prior to joining Northern Rockies Neurosurgeons, he developed a successful general neurosurgical practice in the Dallas area where he served as
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Residency Training: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medical School: University of Montpellier Medical Scholl in France, 1982

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Shiloh Veterinary Hospital
(406) 656-1910
345 Shiloh Rd
Billings, MT

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Edward H Malters, MD
(847) 741-3428
2900 12th Avenue North South
Billings, MT
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Anesthesiology, General Practice
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Auto De Nuevo Leon, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1959
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Hospital: Sherman Hosp, Elgin, Il

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Simon Gregory Wall, MD
(406) 255-8550
1020 N 27th St Ste 410
Billings, MT
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Psychiatry, General Practice
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1982
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Hospital: St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Deaconess Behavioral Health

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

A Patient's Guide to Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Introduction

Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome is an overuse problem that is often seen in bicyclists, runners, and long-distance walkers. It causes pain on the outside of the knee just above the joint. It rarely gets so bad that it requires surgery, but it can be very bothersome. The discomfort may keep athletes and other active people from participating in the activities they enjoy.

This guide will help you understand

  • how ITB syndrome develops
  • how the condition causes problems
  • what treatment options are available

Anatomy

What is the ITB, and what does it do?

The ITB is actually a long tendon. (Tendons connect muscles to bone.) It attaches to a short muscle at the top of the pelvis called the tensor fascia lata. The ITB runs down the side of the thigh and connects to the outside edge of the tibia (shinbone) just below the middle of the knee joint. You can feel the tendon on the outside of your thigh when you tighten your leg muscles. The ITB crosses over the side of the knee joint, giving added stability to the knee.

The lower end of the ITB passes over the outer edge of the lateral femoral condyle, the area where the lower part of the femur (thighbone) bulges out above the knee joint. When the knee is bent and straightened, the tendon glides across the edge of the femoral condyle.

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions body tissues from friction. These sacs are present where muscles or tendons glide against one another. A bursa rests between the femoral condyle and the ITB. Normally, this bursa lets the tendon glide smoothly back and forth over the edge of the femoral condyle as the knee bends and straightens.

Related Document: A Patient's Guide to Knee Anatomy

Causes

How does ITB syndrome develop?

The ITB glides back and forth over the lateral femoral condyle as the knee bends and straightens. Normally, this isn't a problem. But the bursa between the lateral femoral condyle and the ITB can become irritated and inflamed if the ITB starts to snap over the condyle with repeated knee motions such as those from walking, running, or biking.

People often end up with ITB syndrome from overdoing their activity. They try to push themselves too far, too fast, and they end up running, walking, or biking more than their body can handle. The repeated strain causes the bursa on the side of the knee to become inflamed.

Some experts believe that the problem happens when the knee bows outward. This can happen in runners if their shoes are worn on the outside edge, or if they run on slanted terrain. Others feel that certain foot abnormalities, such as foot pronation, cause ITB syndrome. (Pronation of the foot occurs when the arch flattens.)

Recently, health experts have found that runners with a weakened or fatigued gluteus medius muscle in the hip are more likely to end up with ITB syndrome. This muscle controls outward movement...

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