Volume 8, Issue 2 (Summer 2004)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2004, 8(2): 45-48 | Back to browse issues page

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Kazemi B, Jazayeri Shooshtari S, Raissi G. Comparison of lower extremity rotational profile in school aged runners with normal values. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2004; 8 (2) :45-48
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Abstract Background: The effect of lower limb alignment on running is very important. However, relationship between excessive anteversion and physical performance is not completely understood. Objective: To compare the lower extremity alignments in competitive runners with normal values. Methods: We studied 153 school-aged runners with a mean age of 15.2 ±3.2 years. Hip internal rotation, hip external rotation and thigh-foot angles were determined and were compared with normal values. Findings: Thigh-foot angle was significantly (p= 0.02) lower in runners when compared with normal values (12.2 ±16.8 versus 14.5 ±14.5, respectively). Conclusion: This finding suggests that low thigh-foot angle may correlate with higher running ability.
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