The comparison of CT-scan and laboratory measures in the assessment of tibial torsion

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Farzaneh Gandomi 1 , * , Morteza Saeb 2 , Behzad Karami Matin 3 , Naser Behpoor 4

1 Dept. of Physical Education and Sport Science, School of Literature and Humanities, Bu Ali University, Hamedan, Iran

2 Dept. of Orthopaedic, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Dept. of Public Health, School of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Dept. of Sport Physiology, School of Physical Education, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Gandomi F, Saeb M, Karami Matin B, Behpoor N. The comparison of CT-scan and laboratory measures in the assessment of tibial torsion, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2013 ; 16(6):e77338.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 16 (6); e77338
Published Online: January 29, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 21, 2011
Accepted: April 03, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Tibial torsion is one of the torsion density which rotating in the longitudes axis of the leg. To measure this deformity, different methods such as radiographic or clinical methods were presented and introduced.

Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 30 male athletes were selected randomly. Their tibial torsion angle was measured using CT scan, Lavand, Lokomso, Foot print and thigh-maleoli methods. To analyze the data , one way ANOVA and LSD test were used.

Results: The results of this study showed that  there was a significant difference between CT scan and Lavand, CT scan and Lokomso, CT scan and Foot print, CT scan and tigh-maleolli angels, while no significant difference was obtained using laboratory methods.

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that though there existed significant differences between laboratory and CT scan methods, laboratory methods did not have reliability and validity for measuring tibial torsion, and it can only be used for the recognition of tibial torsion.

Keywords

tibial CT scan torsion

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