The Q-angle is a measurement that gives an indication of the likelihood of excessive forces tending to pull the patella over to the outer (lateral) side.

Synonyms: 
Quadriceps angle
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An explanation of factors affecting measurement of the Q-angle.

Conditions interfering with patellofemoral mechanics

Part 4a of a course on Patellofemoral Pain by Dr Ronald Grelsamer of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Important patellofemoral concepts

Part 2 of a course on Patellofemoral Pain by Dr Ronald Grelsamer of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

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An unstable patella needs careful evaluation, so that things are not made worse by inappropriate intervention. This eBook explains the logic of X-ray and other investigations.

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