angle and its relation with hip rotation measured in two starting
Oladapo M. Olagbegi1 Abideen A. Akinloye2 Olutola O. Olufiade1 Joseph A. Jegede1 Morohunkola O. Ojeyinka1
1Department of Physiotherapy, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria
2Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
The knowledge and measurement of Q-angle is highly important in
clinical evaluation of knee function. The study was designed to
investigate the relationship between quadriceps angle and hip rotation
and to determine the influence of age on Q-angle values of a selected
healthy Nigerian population.
Material and Method. Four hundred,
apparently healthy volunteers (200 males, 200 females) within the age
range 9-50 years, were divided into pre-puberty, adolescent, young
adult and adult age groups. Subjects’ Q-angle (measured in supine
lying), hip rotation (measured in prone lying and sitting positions)
were measured using standardized procedures. Data obtained were
analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean, range, standard
deviation and inferential statistics of correlation matrix.
No significant correlations (r<0.04, P< 0.05) were obtained
between Q-angle and values of internal and external hip rotation
measured in prone lying and sitting positions in case of the analysis
of entire population and when each age group was considered separately.
Conclusion. Hip rotation and age may not be true predictors of Q-angle.
Q-angle, hip rotation, age, prone lying, sittingFull
Quadriceps angle and its relation with hip rotation measured in two starting positions