BILATERAL CORRELATION OF Q-ANGLE WITH SELECTED LOWER EXTREMITY BIOMECHANICAL ALIGNMENT VARIABLES IN STATE LEVEL FEMALE BASKET-BALL PLAYERS

Nihar Ranjan Mohanty, Avinash Tiwari, Shyamal Koley

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The endeavour of this study was to find out the effects of various lower extremity biomechanical alignment variables on Q-angles bilaterally in state level female basket-ball players. Fifty, State level female basket-ball players from various sports clubs of Odisha, between the age group of 18-27 years (Mean ± SD: age 22.25±2.97yrs, height 156.10±5.68cm, weight 53.64±6.71, BMI 22.01±2.46kg/m2) volunteered to participate in the study. Seven anthropometric variables, i.e. height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), total leg length bilaterally and lower leg length bilaterally were measured. Bilateral six lower extremity alignment variables, i.e. tibiofemoral angle, femur anteversion, Q-angle, genu recurvatum, tibial torsion, navicular drop were measured on each subject following standard techniques. Statistical analyses of data were performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20.0. The level of significance was set at 0.05. Significant positive correlation of right Q-angle was seen with right tibiofemoral angle, right femoral anteversion, right genu recurvatum and right navicular drop. Whereas, significant positive correlation of left Q-angle was observed with left tibiofemoral angle, left femoral anteversion, left tibial torsion and left navicular drop.

 

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basket-ball, Q-angle, anthropometry, femoral anteversion, tibiofemoral angle, tibial torsion, genu recurvatum

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