- Volume 5 Issue 2
Knee Injury In Soccer Play
- Lee, Dong-Chul (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yeung Nam University Hospital) ;
- Bae, Sang-Keun (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yeung Nam University Hospital) ;
- Shon, Oog-Jin (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yeung Nam University Hospital)
- Published : 2006.10.31
Purpose: This study was performed to analyze the mechanism and type of knee injury during soccer game and to evaluate the functional recovery after treatment. Materials and Methods: From October 2002 to January 2005, 49 patients were treated surgically. Mean age was 28.8 (8-36) years old, mean follow-up duration was 14.9 (8-36) months. Injury was evaluated by physical examination, radiography, and arthroscopic finding. Clinical results were evaluated with Lysholm score and Tegner activity score. Results: According to classification of the ligament injury, the incidence of single ACL injury was the most frequent and 27 cases. Injuries took place, in 2nd half of the games, and in the winter. Among the mechanism of injury, turn & twisting was 20 cases and the most frequent. The preoperative Lysholm score, Tegner activity score were 45, 2 and those of last follow-up were 87.6, 6, respectively. Conclusion: The recovery of Lysholm and Tegner activity score were good, but the sports activity was clearly decreased alter injury. It was suggested that appropriate physical & psychological rehabilitation and education were inevitable.