عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Aim
Genuvarum is one of the most common disorders of the lower extremities, which is a disorder of the normal leg. Since Genu varum and Genu valgum can affect the postural control by creating internal and external rotation of the foot and ankle, the present study was conducted to evaluate balance and gait kinematics in patients with Genu varum.
Materials and Methods
A total of 15 male students with genu varum, with the average age of 20/2±0/94 years, height of 174±4/59 cm, and weight 64±3/27 kg, and 15 male students without genu varum, average age of 19/93±0/88 years, height of 174±4/2 cm, and weight 69/8±4/2kg, participated in the study.To measure gait kinematics and balance, motion analysis and force plate systems were used.
No significant difference was observed in the anteroposterior index of balance between the two groups, but regarding the mediolateral index of balance, patients had more swing. There was no significant difference between the gait kinematic in two groupwither.
Regarding the results of the present study, participants with Genu varumin daily activities, especially sports activities, will be in trouble, and may be at risk of falling and injury.