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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.40 - 2014
ARTICLE – abstract

The study of predictor’s anthropometric parameters of upper limb with elbow carrying angle in athletes

Daneshmandi Hassan1, Shahrokhi Hossein2, Pegah Rahmani3, Nazary Sharif Hossein4
1Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
2Kharazmi University, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
3University of Isfahan, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
4Guilan University, Faculty of Physical Education


The angle between the arm and the forearm in the frontal plane called the carrying angle, which has an important role when carrying loads. There is no more information about carrying angle of athletics in relation to performance, injuries, abnormalities and anthropometric parameters of them in literature.
The aim of this study is the comparison of carrying angle in athletic and non-athletic and relationship of predictor’s anthropometric parameters of upper limb with elbow carrying angle in athletes. 20 healthy male available athletes (age 22.25±1.88yr, height 182.78±5.49cm, weight 75.35±3.19 and athletic experience 9.38±3.77yr) and 20 healthy male non-athletes (age 22.80±2.01yr, height 179.35±6.25cm, weight 71.10±2.30) participated in this study. Anthropometric variables including shoulder-elbow length, elbow- wrist length. Arm span was measured by meter and carrying angle measured by universal goniometer. Data were analyzed by using of independent t test, correlation test and regression.
The results showed a significant difference between carrying angle in athletes and non-athletes (p≤0/05). There was also a significant relation between elbow-wrist length and carrying angle (p≤0/05), but no significant relation between shoulder-elbow length, arm span and carrying angle. The results of regression showed that among the variables shoulder-elbow length, elbow-wrist length and arm span, shoulder- elbow length was the best predictors of carrying angle. According to results of this study athletes who have greater forearm are more exposure carrying angle changes and require special medical care in upper extremities to maintain normal elbow alignment.
Key words:

carrying angle, anthropometry, athlete, elbow joint

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The study of predictor’s anthropometric parameters of upper limb with elbow carrying angle in athletes

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