Effect of Muscle Strength on Hamstring Flexibility in Children With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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The popliteal angle test was performed to assess hamstring flexibility. The popliteal angle was measured in a supine position and the hip flexed 90°, and fixed by first physical therapist. Opposite knee and hip were placed in extension position. Then, the child was asked to rise lower leg straight. The incomplete angle for full extension of the knee was the popliteal angle.
Secondary Outcome Measures :
trunk and lower extremity muscle strength test [ Time Frame: 20 minute ]
Trunk and lower extremity muscle strength was assessed manual muscle strength and myometer. Any test was performed three times and best value was recorded.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
5 Years to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Thirty children whose functional levels were in 1 or 2 according to the Brooke Lower Extremity Functional Classification Scale were included in the study. Flexibilities of hamstrings was evaluated by Popliteal Angle Test. Muscle strenght was assessed with manuel muscle strength test and myometer. correlation between the flexibility of hamstrings and muscle strength tests were examined.
Getting a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy diagnosis,
Being in ambulatuar phases and independently climbing four stairs