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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.18 - 2009
ARTICLE – abstract


Statistic evaluation of the data on the evolution of the joint mobility and of the muscular balance at sportsmen with knee sprain

Corina Pantea
West University of Timişoara, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports

Abstract

The study contains a number of 35 sportsmen who experienced different forms of knee sprains and needed, besides the speciality treatment, a recovery period consisting of kinotherapy and other complementary methods, too. The age distribution was the following: 19-25 years -31 subjects, 26-30 years - 1 subject, 31-35 years -3 subjects. Out of these 24 were male and 11 female. The study lasted four years. The evaluation consisted of individual clinical observation, measurement of the articulatory mobility and a muscular balance. The initial evaluation of the muscular force (r = 0.283, p = 0.099) and of the knee level mobility (r = 0.217, p = 0.211) indicate a correlation weak and direct. After treatment, the results show a correlation, strong and direct, (r = 0.819, p < 0.001). Following the recovery period, it was noticed a recovery of the articulatory mobility, within almost normal limits, and the recovery of the muscular force as well.
 
Key words:

mobility, muscular balance, sprain, knee




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