Correlation between Strength and Balance of Quadriceps muscles in Healthy individuals versus individuals with Genu Recurvatum: A Cross Sectional Study

Published: 31 March 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/8t3c5brt5x.1


Genu recurvatum is characterized by hyperextension of knee or back knee. It leads to disability in quadriceps muscle strength and balance of individuals. Maintaining muscular strength and improved balance make it easier to do daily activities and prevent many conditions. There had never been any evidence of an interconnection between strength and balance in individuals with genu recurvatum. Quadriceps muscle strength and balance are compromised following recurvatum. As the study aims to find correlation between strength and balance between healthy individuals versus individuals with genu recurvatum. The results obtained from the proposed study can lead to development of strategies focusing on improving the same. This is a Cross Sectional Study including 64 patients with 34 healthy and 30 with genu recuravatum. Isokinetic dynamometer (IKD) is used to assess strength of quadriceps and Y Balance lower quarter test (YB-LQT) is used to assess balance in healthy individuals as well as individuals with GR. In the genu recurvatum population, both the YBT-LQ and isokinetic strength testing can find asymmetries and can further use to find treatment.



Maharishi Markandeshwar University


Physical Therapy, Knee, Mechanical Strength, Dynamic Mass Balance