ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Variation in quadriceps angle (Q angle) and its correlation with anthropometric parameters

    Kundan Kumar Singh, Richa Hirendra Rai, Jafar Khan, KM Annamalai, Vardhman Jain
    JCDR. 2019: 111-115


    The knee joint is a unique condylar synovial joint that is supported by ligaments and muscles. About 50% of musculoskeletal problems involve it. The quadriceps femoris muscle's resultant force, which has its apex at the patella, forms a line with the ligamentum patellae, creating the Q angle, has a vital role to play in several knee pain, disorders, injuries, rehabilitation as well as sports. There are several variations noticed in this angle in the literature and more literature needs to be established on Indian population. Aims and objectives: To Identify variation in the Q angle values in both genders and to assess the correlation with the other anthropometric measures. Methodology: Following the assessment of the other anthropometric measures, the Q angle measurement was conducted while the participant was in a supine position. Results and Conclusion: The findings suggests that the mean Q angle of the right and left lower extremities in the adult male population was different than those of the female group. Also, the other Anthropometric measures were correlated with the Q angle in the study.


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