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Q-angle in patellofemoral pain: relationship with dynamic knee valgus, hip abductor torque, pain and function

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia (English Edition), March 2016
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Title
Q-angle in patellofemoral pain: relationship with dynamic knee valgus, hip abductor torque, pain and function
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia (English Edition), March 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.rboe.2016.01.010
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Gabriel Peixoto Leão Almeida, Fábio Jorge Renovato França, Maurício Oliveira Magalhães, Thomaz Nogueira Burke, Amélia Pasqual Marques

Abstract

To investigate the relationship between the q-angle and anterior knee pain severity, functional capacity, dynamic knee valgus and hip abductor torque in women with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). This study included 22 women with PFPS. The q-angle was assessed using goniometry: the participants were positioned in dorsal decubitus with the knee and hip extended, and the hip and foot in neutral rotation. Anterior knee pain severity was assessed using a visual analog scale, and functional capacity was assessed using the anterior knee pain scale. Dynamic valgus was evaluated using the frontal plane projection angle (FPPA) of the knee, which was recorded using a digital camera during step down, and hip abductor peak torque was recorded using a handheld dynamometer. The q-angle did not present any significant correlation with severity of knee pain (r = -0.29; p = 0.19), functional capacity (r = -0.08; p = 0.72), FPPA (r = -0.28; p = 0.19) or isometric peak torque of the abductor muscles (r = -0.21; p = 0.35). The q-angle did not present any relationship with pain intensity, functional capacity, FPPA, or hip abductor peak torque in the patients with PFPS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 259 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 62 24%
Student > Master 37 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 10%
Other 19 7%
Student > Postgraduate 14 5%
Other 34 13%
Unknown 70 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 57 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 55 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 46 18%
Engineering 9 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 2%
Other 11 4%
Unknown 79 30%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 May 2021.
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