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.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S0031-9406(05)66004-X
ISSNs: 0031-9406 (print)
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ePrint ID: 67004
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April 1998Published
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 21:28
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67004

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