Carrying angle its relation to height in young adult males and females
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 1352-1357
AbstractBackground: Carrying angle of elbow is formed between the axis of a radially deviated forearm and the axis of the humerus. It helps the arms to swing without hitting the hips while walking and the angle varies from person to person. This carrying angle is crucial for most of the activities in our day to day life.
Aim and objectives: The knowledge of the measurement of carrying angle is necessary while evaluating elbow injuries or other elbow disorders. The parameter varies according to the height of an individual. This study reveals the relation between the carrying angle the height of the person.
Methodology: The carrying angle was measured for about 150 students (male and female) within the age group of 17 to 19. The angle is measured using Goniometer.
Results: The mean carrying angle in males on the right side was found to be 6.31º±0.36 and on the left side was 6.31º±0.23; in females on the right side was 12.4º±0.57and on the left side it was found to be 12.38º±0.68.
Conclusion: The present study shows that the height of the person is inversely related with the carrying angle.
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