alexa Lower limb asymmetry and patellofemoral joint incongruence in the etiology of knee exertion injuries in athletes.
Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Author(s): Kujala UM, Friberg O, Aalto T, Kvist M, Osterman K

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The association between different knee exertion injuries and lower limb malalignments was studied in 121 male athletes with knee exertion injuries and in 20 male athletes without knee symptoms. The associations between different malalignments was also analyzed. Leg length inequality (LLI), knee valgus, and different indexes of patellofemoral joint congruence were measured using radiological methods. Male athletes with patellar apicitis (n = 59) had significantly more LLI (P less than 0.001) and patella alta (P less than 0.05) than athletes without knee symptoms. The knee valgus was of the same numerical value in the shorter and longer leg sides in subjects with LLI of at least 5 mm (n = 58). A positive correlation was found between lateral patellar displacement (LPD) and patella alta (LT/LP) (P less than 0.001). Negative correlations were found between the sulcus angle (SA) and the lateral patello-femoral angle (LPA) (P less than 0.001) as well as between the LPD and the LPA (P less than 0.001). This article was published in Int J Sports Med and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords