The Occurrence of Knee Injury in Badminton: A Case Study of Sindh
Badminton is an indoor game which is played in covered hall. This game is popular in urban areas as well as in rural areas among boys and girls in Sindh. Knee injury is the most common injury in this game. According to limitations of related available studies especially in Sindh and Pakistan, a survey method was planned for information collection. Pretest questioner was designed and the team of sports personals equipped with methods of survey and performance method. Thirteen out of twenty four districts of Sindh province were surveyed through personal interviews of injured badminton players. The collected data and information was tabulated by the statistical tool SPSS-15. In the sixty seven injured players were interviewed and analyzed. 30.8% were from Karachi out of them 42.3% were graduates, the mean age, weight and height was 33.69 year, 77.85kg and 68.15 inches respectively. 53.8% of injuries occurred in right knee and 80% injured during the training. 61.5% were injured in cold climate. 92.3% injured intrinsically. 19.2% had severe injury, 7.7% were hospitalized, only X-ray technology was used to diagnose in 42.31%. 76.9% availed physiotherapy after the recovery. The most of the reasons of the injuries in the badminton were related to unawareness of the players and insufficient facilities in the sport fields.