modifications occurring at joint knee level while walking, at sportsmen
with knee sprain
Corina Pantea 1, A.
Ivan 2, M. Faur 1
West University of Timisoara
University “Politehnica” of Timisoara, Romania
paper studies the case of a number of 19 sportsmen who experienced knee
sprains, degree I and II, and who besides the speciality treatment
followed a recovery period consisting in individualized /personalized
kinetotherapy. The age distribution was the following: 19-25 years -15
subjects, 26-30 years – 1 subject, 31-35 years -3 subjects.
Out of these 14 were male and 5 female. The study lasted 4 years. The
cinematic analysis at the joint level of the lower limb was made with
the Zebris CMS system observing the bio-mechanic modifications present
at the joint level of the knee, during walking on a flat surface and on
the rolling carpet, at the end of the recovery period. On the basis of
the recordings made we obtained data on the walking stages (balance,
support), steps succession and the side angle and the lateral angle as
an associated movement present just because of ligament laxity
secondary to knee sprain experienced by the sportsmen. Thus we noticed
the existence of a high value of ligament laxity, at 6 cases, out of
which 2 are aged 21, 3 belong to the 30-35 group age and 1 is under 25.