A preliminary study measuring the quadriceps angle of healthy adult subjects while standing in the anatomical position and during stance phase of the gait cycle, using the Peak-5 Motion Analysis System
Kitsell, F,H. and Wilson, A.W. (1998) A preliminary study measuring the quadriceps angle of healthy adult subjects while standing in the anatomical position and during stance phase of the gait cycle, using the Peak-5 Motion Analysis System. Physiotherapy, 84, (4), p.166. (doi:10.1016/S0031-9406(05)66004-X).
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The quadriceps or Q-angle is the only routinely
available measure of patello-femoral joint mechanics in
the clinical situation. It is commonly measured by
clinicians using a long-arm goniometer with the subject
in the standing or long-sitting position. Q-angle values
are important and greatly influence the nature of
treatment, including surgery, of individuals with
anterior knee pain syndrome (AKPS).
It is well documented that measures taken with a
goniometer are subject to varying levels of intra- and
inter-relater reliability (Hogeweg et al, 19941, whereas
the Peak-5 video motion analysis system is of proven
accuracy and reliability (Scholz and Millford, 1995).
Thus the purpose of this preliminary study was to
investigate the reliability of a particular procedure for
measuring the Q-angle in healthy adults, in both static
and dynamic circumstances, using the Peak-5 video
motion analysis system.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
|Date Deposited:||04 Aug 2009|
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