STUDY OF CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND REHABILITATION OF KNEE-INJURIES IN MALH SPORT IN SINDH PROVINCE

Akhter Adil Shah, Muhammad Akram Ansari, Ashique A. Jhatial

Abstract


Malh is an indigenous, traditional and very popular sport in Sindh for centuries. Malh is intense body-contact sport with critical chances of injuries especially knee-injury. This study tends to determine the causes, consequences and rehabilitation of knee injuries in Malh across thirteen districts of the province. Data were collected through structured interview using survey questionnaire and analyzed in SPSS version 22.0. The average mean age of the Malh players also known as Pehelwans was found 43.03 years. Height and weight were recorded as 64.37 inches and 83.26kgs respectively. Findings of this study reveal that 52% Malh players got their right knee injured while 99% players reported they have had several types of injuries most injuries were serious and intrinsic. Implications of findings for Malh players, trainers, parents, physiotherapists and government policy makers are discussed with reference to promotion of Malh sport and diagnosis and rehabilitation of knee injuries.


Keywords


Malh, indigenous sport of Sindh, Knee Injury, Diagnosis, Management

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