Relationship Between Q Angle and Knee Injuries Prevalence in Elite Volleyball Players
Advances in Surgical Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 45-48
Received: Jan. 7, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 21, 2017; Published: Jul. 12, 2017
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Ali Fatahi, Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
Heydar Sadeghi, Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
Mitra Ameli, Department of Physical Education, Payam-E-Noor University, Tehran, Iran
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Recent study was performed to determine relationship between Q angle and knee injury prevalence in 70 elite volleyball players (35 male and 35 female, age of 26.43 ± 3.56 years old and volleyball background of 7.32 ± 1.23 years) with no musculoskeletal pathology that influence the Q angle. Participants fulfilled contest form and injury prevalence was collected by standard Australian injury questionnaire. The Q-angle was measured using a universal Goniometer with the subject in the erect weight-bearing position. Injury prevalence was reported 12.52%, 11.89%, 11.53% and 11.25% in right and left knee in male and female respectively. Mean average and standard deviation of Q angle was 12.34 ± 2.36° for right and 12.48 ± 2.62° for left leg. Results of pair t-test showed no significant differences between right and left Q angle in male and female but independent t test showed significant differences between right legs in male and female as well as left. Significant relationship was determined between Q angle and injury prevalence using chi-square tests.
Volleyball, Q Angle, Knee Injuries
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Ali Fatahi, Heydar Sadeghi, Mitra Ameli, Relationship Between Q Angle and Knee Injuries Prevalence in Elite Volleyball Players, Advances in Surgical Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 45-48. doi: 10.11648/j.ass.20170504.11
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