Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

The effect of therapeutic physical exercises in the rehabilitation of the knee joint injured partial rupture of the medial meniscal cartilage for football players


Ismael Saleem Abed*, Imad Kadhim Khlaif and Salah Mahmood Salman

The purpose of this paper is to knowing the effect of therapeutic physical exercises in the rehabilitation of partial rupture of the medial meniscus of the knee joint, the researchers used the experimental method by designing two equal groups, where this study was conducted on (6) players (experimental group) suffering from knee joint pain, they were transferred to the Medical Rehabilitation Center, Baghdad New Baghdad, after a special referral from the treating physician. They agreed to participate in this study. The application of the program took period of (6) weeks, divided into (18) rehabilitation units, with (3) sessions per week, where the duration of the session ranged from (25-30) minutes, where the following tests were used: (flexibility test, Muscular strength test) and then the researchers used the statistical program (SPSS) to process the data. The results showed that there were statistically significant differences in the study variables in favor of the dimensional measurements after (6) weeks. The researchers concluded that the therapeutic rehabilitation exercises had a positive statistically significant effect on the injured players. Partial rupture of the medial meniscal cartilage of the knee joint, in all the variables of the study, and the researchers recommended focusing on developing all the elements of physical fitness required to implement technical performance with high efficiency by analyzing the physical needs in sports activity to protect players from the most frequent injuries or reduce the degree and severity of injury.


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