Q-angle.. is it real.. does it matter?

An increased Q-angle is often mentioned as a risk factor for injuries around the patella, in particular patella subluxation and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). (image credit www.researchgate.net/figure/Effect-of-Patellar-Displacement-on-Q-angle_fig3_266563025) But many questions exist over its relevance, the reproducibility of is measurement, and indeed its contribution to any injury around the patellofemoral joint. Let’s take a look: The…

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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