Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 7

Effect of Subcutaneous Fat of Quadriceps Muscle on Q-Angle - A Cross-Sectional Study

Jagruti K Patel*, Maldikar Pragna Satish, Patel Harsh Vinodbhai and Vaidya Nikita Rakeshkumar

S.S. Agrawal Institute of Physiotherapy and Medical Care Education, Devina Park Society, Gujrat, India

*Corresponding Author: Jagruti K Patel, Assistant Professor, S.S. Agrawal Institute of Physiotherapy and Medical Care Education, Devina Park Society, Gujrat, India.

Received: June 23, 2020; Published: June 30, 2020



Background: Q-angle is an important indicator of the biomechanical function for the lower extremity. The increased value of Q-angle is suggestive of risk factors for many knee disorders. The fat is considered as basic compound of body which is necessary for certain anatomical and physiological functions. The accumulation of excess body fat affects the musculoskeletal system.

Purpose: This study was conducted to determine the co-relation between the Q-angle and subcutaneous fat of the Quadriceps muscle and also determine the normal value of Q-angle and normal value of the Skinfold thickness of the Quadriceps Muscle.

Procedure: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 109 individuals, having no history of knee injury or pain. There were 59 females and 50 males participated in the study. The Q-angle was measured in standing position with the help of universal goniometer and the Quadriceps muscle was kept relaxed. The measurement of the skinfold thickness was taken by normal plastic skin calliper.

Result: The study showed that mean value of the Q-angle for females and males on the right side was 16.9 ± 1.85 and 13.87 ± 1.95 whereas on left side it was obtained 16.9 ± 1.85 and 13.96 ± 2.01. The study also obtained the mean value of the subcutaneous fat of quadriceps for females and males on right side 14.0 ± 5.16 and 11.22 ± 5.30 whereas on left side it was obtained 13.9 ± 5.15 and 11.54 ± 5.37. The study also obtained positive co-relation among the Q-angle and Quadriceps fat. (p = 0.001)

Conclusion: The study concluded that there was a positive co-relation among the Q-angle and subcutaneous fat of the Quadriceps muscle.

Keywords: Quadriceps Angle; Subcutaneous Fat; Quadriceps Muscle



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Citation: Jagruti K Patel., et al. “Effect of Subcutaneous Fat of Quadriceps Muscle on Q-Angle - A Cross-Sectional StudyActa Scientific Orthopaedics 3.7 (2020): 32-39.


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