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Open Access Patellar tendon mechanical properties change with gender, body mass index and quadriceps femoris muscle strength

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Objective: The purpose of this study is to assess the effect and correlation of gender, body mass index (BMI) and quadriceps femoris (QF) muscle strength on patellar tendon (PT) thickness and stiffness in healthy sedentary individuals. Methods: This study was carried out with 67 (36 female, 31 male) healthy sedentary individuals between the ages of 18–44 (28.0 ± 7.5 years). The individuals included in the study were divided into two groups according to their gender and BMI (18.5
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Hacettepe University, Beytepe Hospital, Ankara, Turkey 2: Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey 3: Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Department of Biophysics, Ankara, Turkey 4: Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy Department, Ankara, Turkey 5: Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Department of Sports Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Publication date: January 1, 2017

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