IJPR.2017.232

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 6 (November 2017)

Page No.: 2477-2481

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.232

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FLATFOOT AND Q ANGLE IN MALE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Mohamed N. AlKhouli *1, Anees S. Ghait 2, Amr A.Abogazya 3.

*1 Department of Growth& Development disorders and its Surgery in Pediatric, Delta University for Science and Technology, Egypt.

2Department of Biomechanics,  Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt.

3 Department of Basic Science, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Mohamed N. AlKhouli, Department of Growth& Development disorders and its Surgery in Pediatric, Delta University for Science and Technology, Egypt. E-Mail: dr_alkhoulim@Yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Background: A high percentage of young children present with flatfeet. Flat foot in children and adolescents, as a consequence of various factors such as hypo kinesis, obesity or hereditary factors, represents a current problem.

The purpose of this study was to determine relationship between flatfoot and Q Angle in male secondary school students from standing position.

Subjects and Methods: Forty participants were included in this study divided into two groups, group A (20 normal healthy male secondary school students) while group B (20 male secondary school students are suffering from flat foot ); (age range 16-18 years, weight 71.5 ± 14.4 kg, height 171.5 ± 6.1 cm, were selected randomly.

Results: Results indicated that there was statistically significant increase in participant’s quadriceps-angle of the right or left knees (P< 0.05) in group B (male secondary school students are suffering from flat foot) during standing position.

Conclusion: There were no statistically significant changes in the participant’s quadriceps-angle between the right and left knees (P>0.05) either in group B (male secondary school students suffering from flat foot) or in group A (normal healthy male secondary school students). With regard to this study results, we concluded that, flat foot deformity may resulted in increasing the value of Q angle.

Key words: Q Angle, Flat foot deformity, Secondary school students, Standing position, Radiography.

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Cite this article: Mohamed N. AlKhouli, Anees S. Ghait, Amr A.Abogazya. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FLATFOOT AND Q ANGLE IN MALE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(6):2477-2481. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.232
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