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Static innominate asymmetry and leg length discrepancy in asymptomatic collegiate athletes.
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PMID:  14559043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objectives of the study were to assess: (1) static innominate asymmetry in the sagittal plane, (2) leg length discrepancy (LLD), and (3) the relationship between static innominate rotation and LLD in asymptomatic collegiate athletes. The study was an observational study by design which took place in a University athletic training research laboratory. The participants were twenty-four male and 20 female asymptomatic intercollegiate athletes who volunteered to take part in the study. Static innominate asymmetry was assessed with a caliper/inclinometer tool and LLD was measured with a tape measure using standard clinical methods. Results showed that forty-two subjects (95%) demonstrated some degree of static innominate asymmetry. In 32 subjects (73%), the right innominate was more anteriorly rotated than the left. Nearly all subjects were determined to have unequal leg lengths with a majority, 30 subjects (68%), showing a slightly longer left leg. Weak correlations (r=0.33 - 0.44) were identified between static innominate asymmetry and LLD. In Conclusion static innominate asymmetry and LLD are common among asymptomatic collegiate athletes. This information provides clinicians with normative data of common clinical measures in a physically active population.
C J Krawiec; C R Denegar; J Hertel; G F Salvaterra; W E Buckley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Manual therapy     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1356-689X     ISO Abbreviation:  Man Ther     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-15     Completed Date:  2003-12-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610924     Medline TA:  Man Ther     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Athletic Training Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Leg Length Inequality* / physiopathology*
Range of Motion, Articular*
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results

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