Getting athletes back in the game: A comprehensive rehabilitation assessment of knee injuries

Arsovski, Denis and Domazeti, Erblin and Jovanovska, Tanja and Dimitrovska Ristevska, Gordana (2023) Getting athletes back in the game: A comprehensive rehabilitation assessment of knee injuries. Health Promotion and Physical Activity, 22 (1). pp. 8-17. ISSN 2544-9117

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Movement is an essential characteristic that has developed over the course of human
evolution. With the inclusion of various populations in sports activities, sports have
become an important part of people’s daily lives. Knee injuries are common among
athletes, with knee joint being the most vulnerable to various injuries. Knee injuries
require appropriate treatment to allow the athlete to return to their sports activities.
Additionally, this study aimed to increase awareness of the importance of preventing
knee injuries in sports and to highlight the potential impact of such injuries on an
athlete’s ability to participate in their sport.
A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the functional outcomes of athletes
with knee injuries. The study included 38 patients with knee injuries (ACL, meniscal
injuries, collateral ligament injuries) out of which 21 were physically active athletes,
9 were not, but they were athletes who were not involved in sports at the time of the
testing and 8 were recreational athletes. The majority of respondents (76%) reported
that they sustained the injury during sports activities. Knee pain was reported as at
least once a week by most respondents.
The study highlights the importance of proper knee injury prevention measures during
sports activities and the need for prompt and effective rehabilitation for those who do
suffer injuries. Overall, these findings have important implications for the treatment
and management of knee injuries among athletes and individuals seeking to maintain
an active lifestyle.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Higher Medical School
Depositing User: MSc Denis Arsovski
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2023 07:25
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2023 07:25

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