What is it about?

The current study was planned to investigate the effect of gender on VMO/VL activation ratio during straight leg raising (SLR) and stepdown activities.

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Why is it important?

The disparity in the VMO/VL activation ratio may explain the gender variation in the occurrence of PFPS during weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing activities. Moreover, understanding the differences in the knee joint muscle activation between males and females may help health practitioners identify athletes who may be at the risk of injury.


Gender differences in the VMO/VL activation ratio during weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing activities were not found.

Prof. Dr. Amr Almaz Abdel-aziem
Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University

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This page is a summary of: The effect of gender on vastus medialis oblique/vastus lateralis activation ratio during weight and non-weight bearing activities in recreationally subjects, Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, May 2023, Pakistan Medical Association,
DOI: 10.47391/jpma.egy-s4-53.
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