Comparison of Quadriceps Q-Angle Values of Soccer Players and Wrestlers

Murat Şen, Semra Çetin, Cuma Ece, Alaeddin Aydogan, H.Nedim Çetin


The aim of this study is to compare according to different positions the mean right and left knee Q angle of footballers and wrestlers. In this study, found the female soccer and wrestlers mean age 20.51 ± 3.47 years, height 165.43 ± 4.82 cm, weight 58.23 ± 5.18 kg. Male soccer and wrestlers has with mean age 21.30 ± 3.45 years, height 173.28 ± 5.45 cm, weight 65.66 ± 5.73 kg. One-way ANOVA, Student t, and Duncan post hoc test were used for statistical analysis. In this study, found that the mean right and left knee Q angles of male athletes were 15.08 ± 1.79° and 14.49 ± 1.82° for the standing position, 14.26 ± 1.84° and 13.29 ± 1.82° for the supine position.

The mean right and left knee Q angles of Female athletes were 18.11 ± 1.32° and 17.90 ± 1.35° for the standing position, 17.52 ± 1.36°and 16.82 ± 1.29° for the supine position. In this study, were found abnormal results. The difference between the Q angle values of footballers and wrestlers was found to be statistically significant (p <0.001). The Q angle values for male soccer players were found 15.35 for standing right Q angle and 15.12 degrees for standing left Q angle and same values 14.80 and 13.86 degrees in the male wrestlers. Q angle values for women footballers were found 17.32 decrees for standing right Q angle and 17.22 degrees for standing left Q angle, and same values 18.90 and 18.58 degrees in the women wrestlers. Standing and supine Q angle values of Wrestlers in both men and women were found to be wider than the Q angle values of soccer athletes (p<0.001). The right Q- angle values of the athletes in the standing and supine position were found higher than the left Q-angle values (p <0.05).

Conclusion: The Q angles were within the normal range for footballers and wrestlers. In standing positions Q angle is higher than from supine positions Q angle. Athlete's sex, pelvic width, tibia and femur length and dominant foot may increase the quadriceps Q angle.

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