Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011 , Vol 57 , Num 1

23rd National Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Congress

Berrin Leblebici 1 ,Pınar Doruk 1 ,Mehmet Adam 1 ,Özlem Pektaş 2
1 Başkent Üniversitesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Adana Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi, Adana, Türkiye
2 Baflkent Üniversitesi Adana Uygulama ve Arafltırma Merkezi Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, Adana

Objectıve: To compare the isokinetic hamstring to quadriceps (H/Q) ratio in healthy males  and females, and the ratio of H/Q in dominant and non-dominant extremities.


Materıals-Methods: A total of 43 healthy and voluntary subjects, 16 male and 27 female aged 19-38, were chosen for the study. The study was conducted using Biodex System 3 Pro isokinetic dynamometer. The tests were conducted at the speeds of 60-180 °/sc and the bilateral H/Q ratios were evaluated. The statistical analyses of the parameters obtained were performed through SPSS 17.0. The differences in the ratios were determined through t-test. 


Results: The age range of the healthy 16 men and 27 women included in the study was similar. There was no difference in terms of the H/Q ratios investigated in the dominant and nondominant extremities at 60-180 °/sc in both males and females (p>0,05). Although the H/Q ratios investigated in dominant and non-dominant extremities at 60-180 °/sc regardlessof thesex discrimination were higher in dominant extremities, this difference was not statistically significant (p>0,05).


Conclusıon: The H/Q ratios for both healthy males and females were similar. The H/Q ratios in dominant and non-dominant extremities regardless of sex discrimination were not observed to be different.

Keywords : Knee, isokinetic, hamstring to quadriceps ratio