IJPR.2016.195

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 1 (February 2017)

Page No.: 1812-1818

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2016.195

COMPARISON BETWEEN MUSCULAR TORQUE AND H/Q RATIO IN NORMAL CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WITH GENERALIZED JOINT HYPERMOBILITY

Hatem H. Allam *1,2, Lamiaa K.Elsayyad 3, Hala A.Abdelgawad 4.

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taif University, KSA

2 Lecturer at Faculty of Physical Therapy, Misr University for Sciences and Technology, Egypt

3 Lecturer at Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt.

4 Assistant Prof. at Faculty of Physical Therapy, Misr University for Sciences and Technology, Egypt.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Hatem H. Allam, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taif University, KSA. Tel.: 00966543321736 E-Mail: hatem.lamiaa@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Purpose: the current study intended to investigate the effect of hypermobility on the hamstring’s muscular torque, quadriceps’ muscular torque and H/Q ratio.

Materials and Methods: thirty normal male children aged from seven to eleven years and thirty age-matched male children with GJH were tested using isokinetic dynamometer. Eccentric-concentric and concentric eccentric moods were used for hamstring and quadriceps respectively at angular velocity of 60°/s.

Results: the results exposed that there was significant decrease in both peak muscular torques and H/Q ratio in children with GJH when they were compared with normal children [P ˂.05].

Conclusion; it can be concluded that joint hypermobility decreases muscular torque and H/Q ratio. This may be due to proprioceptive deficits associated with hypermobility and abnormal muscular activation pattern. Further studies are needed to verify the definite cause of decreased muscular torque and H/Q ratio.

Key words: Muscular Torque, H/Q Ratio, Hypermobility.

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Cite this article: Hatem H. Allam, Lamiaa K.Elsayyad, Hala A.Abdelgawad. COMPARISON BETWEEN MUSCULAR TORQUE AND H/Q RATIO IN NORMAL CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WITH GENERALIZED JOINT HYPERMOBILITY. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(1):1812-1818. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.195
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