Recovery of Quasi-Total Rupture of the Medial Collateral Ligament at a Handball Player


  • R. Fintina Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
  • I.M. Curitianu Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania



quasi-total rupture, medial collateral ligament, handball player, goalkeeper, recovery


The present paper aims to demonstrate whether the proposed operational model helps to improve the functional capacity and quality of life in an athlete who suffered a quasi-total rupture of the medial collateral ligament. The program was structured in 4 phases, with each phase having clear objectives to be achieved. The exercises used took into account the following aspects: reduction of pain and inflammation through physiotherapy, improvement of mobility, strength, balance, stability, and coordination at the lower limb through movement therapy, favoring flexion and extension movements, increasing muscle strength, returning to full extension, reducing the risk of recurrence. The tests used showed the evolution of the athlete so that he returned to the competition program and continues the activity after a recovery program of 4 months.

Author Biographies

R. Fintina, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania

Master’s student, Faculty of Physical Education and Mountain Sports

I.M. Curitianu, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania

Department of Physical Education and Special Motility