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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part C

Influence of generalized joint hypermobility on knee joint proprioception in asymptomatic healthy women


Author(s): Chhaya Verma, Prachita Walankar and Dipti Patkar

Abstract: Knee joint proprioception is important to modulate the muscle activity, aid in neuromuscular control of knee joint position which eventually help in performance of activities of daily living. Hypermobility refers to joint range of motion that exceeds beyond the normal limits. Presence of hypermobility may have an effect on the knee joint which may in turn affect the alignment and stabilization function. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of generalized joint hypermobility on knee joint proprioception in asymptomatic healthy individuals. A cross-sectional study conducted in 60 participants. Of which, 30 asymptomatic healthy women with generalized joint hypermobility on the basis of Beighton score and 30 age matched healthy women in the age group of 18 to 25 years were selected. Knee joint proprioception was assessed in full weight bearing position using goniometer. Angle of error was calculated as the absolute difference between the target angle and the reproduced angle for target angle of 30 degrees knee flexion. The mean age of the participants in generalized joint hypermobility and control group was 21.47 ± 1.87 and 21.88 ± 1.9 years respectively. The comparison of mean values of angle of error between generalized joint hypermobility and normal subjects evaluated using unpaired t test was statistically significant (p = 0.000) with mean value of angle of error higher in generalized joint hypermobility group. Knee joint proprioception was impaired in generalized joint hypermobility women as compared to healthy women. Proprioceptive training should be incorporated in the individuals with generalized joint hypermobility to prevent any musculoskeletal injury.

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How to cite this article:
Chhaya Verma, Prachita Walankar, Dipti Patkar. Influence of generalized joint hypermobility on knee joint proprioception in asymptomatic healthy women. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(3):151-153.
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