Introduction: The incidence of overweight and obesity is increasing at a very rapid rate the world over. The increased body mass has a detrimental effect on the kinesiology of human body which hampers the individual’s day to day activities by affecting the movements of various joints. The present study was undertaken with the aim of correlating the motion at knee joints of both sides with the body mass index of the individual.
Materials and Methods: A total of 235 subjects (108 males and 127 females) were enrolled for the cross-sectional study which was carried out in the Department of Anatomy of Sharda University, Greater Noida.
Result : Analysis by one way ANOVA showed a progressive decrease in the magnitude of knee joint range of motion with a gradual increase in body mass index in three groups of subjects from normal to obese.
Conclusion: The results obtained from study supports the importance of weight loss in improving the postural balance and activities of daily living in the overweight and obese individuals.
Body mass index, Range of motion, Flexion, Extension