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Inventi Impact - Orthopaedics
(Formerly Inventi Rapid/Impact: Sports Medicine)

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  • Inventi:hsm/15379/15
    STUDY OF DIFFERENCES IN PROPRIOCEPTION OF KNEE JOINT WITH AGE, GENDER AND LOWER LIMB DOMINANCE IN HEALTHY ASYPMTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
    Peeyoosha Nitsure*, Shruti Prabhu

    Proprioception is the sense of awareness of position of one’s limb and orientation of body part with respect to the other and the environment. Hence, proprioception helps in planning and maintaining optimal amount of motion which inturn helps in preventing injury. It may vary due to many factors like degenerative changes, activity level, injury, age, gender and dominance. Hence the present study was conducted with an objective to study the differences in proprioception of knee joint with age, gender and dominance in healthy asymptomatic individuals. 90 healthy asymptomatic individuals were allocated to 3 groups by age as 21-40 yrs, 41-60 yrs and 61-80 years. Proprioception was assessed for bilateral knee joint using digital goniometer. The individuals were also assessed for lower limb dominance. Average of 3 readings was considered for analysis.There was steady decline observed in proprioception with increasing age. There was no significant difference in gender at younger age but proprioception declined in females more than their male counterparts at older age group and there was no difference observed with dominance of lower limbs.

    How to Cite this Article
    Peeyoosha Nitsure, Shruti Prabhu. Study of Differences in Proprioception of Knee Joint with Age, Gender and Lower Limb Dominance in Healthy Asypmtomatic Individuals: An Observational Study. Inventi Impact: Sports Medicine, 2015(3):149-153, 2015.
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