Date of Award
Master of Arts
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (to 2011)
Dr. Mary Dawson
Dr. Roger Zabik
Dr. Ruth Davis
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The objective of the study was to investigate the relationship of pronation/supination and Q angles of the right and left legs of subjects with meniscectomies. A biomechanical analysis was employed using two high speed camera, digitizing equipment, and a computer. Statistical analysis was performed to determine any significant differences.
Analysis of variance found a difference between medial and lateral, and control and medial groups in the pronation/supination test at heel strike with shoes. A difference among subjects and legs also was found at heel strike without shoes.
Analysis of variance found differences in average Q angles of the medial and lateral groups at each test. A difference also was found between the control and lateral groups at midstance with shoes, and between the control and medial groups with shoes.
Apparently, shoes have a definite effect on pronation/supination at heel strike. It could be questioned if original Q angle differences caused eventual lower leg problems leading to a meniscectomy.
Squires, Richard R., "A Biomechanical Analysis Theorizing the Effects of Long Term Meniscectomy on Q Angles and Pronation/Supination of the Foot During Running" (1983). Master's Theses. 1655.