Assessment of Patellar Alignment in Different Postures
American Journal of Sports Science
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 30-34
Received: Nov. 18, 2013; Published: Mar. 10, 2014
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Hugo Machado Sanchez, Master Physical Therapy, Teacher of Physical Therapy in UniRV (University of Green River), Rio Verde-GO, Brazil
Eliane Gouveia de Morais Sanchez, Master in Education (UFU), Rio Verde-GO, Brazil
Mario Antonio Baraúna, PhD. in Motricity Human for University of Lisboa (POR), Uberlândia-MG, Brazil
Roberto Sérgio de Tavares Canto, Post-doctoral in Traumatology for University of Liverpool (ING), Uberlândia-MG, Brazil
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Introduction: The evaluation of Q angle is a common clinical practice however standardization regarding the best way does not exist. Objective: Compare the value of the Q angle in different static positions and rotations of lower limbs. Methods: Evaluated 56 volunteers, 30 women and 26 men, in the supine andunder static weight-bearing positions with parallel feet and with outward foot rotation. For calculate Q angle used Computerized Biophotogrammetry. Results: Have significant difference between the static weight-bearing position with parallel feet and static weight-bearing with outward foot rotation in the left side for both the sexes (p=0.00) and between the supine position with outward foot rotation and static weight-bearing with parallel feet of the left side (p=0.03), in the feminine sex. Conclusion: it is concluded that there are no differences between different positions and postures to review the Q angle, however we stress the importance of checking the relaxation of the muscles of the lower limbs.
Q angle, Alignment, Evaluation, Computerized Biophotogrammetry
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Hugo Machado Sanchez, Eliane Gouveia de Morais Sanchez, Mario Antonio Baraúna, Roberto Sérgio de Tavares Canto, Assessment of Patellar Alignment in Different Postures, American Journal of Sports Science. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 30-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.20140202.14
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