Anterior cruciate ligament tears: MR imaging compared with arthroscopy and clinical tests.

@article{Lee1988AnteriorCL,
  title={Anterior cruciate ligament tears: MR imaging compared with arthroscopy and clinical tests.},
  author={Joong Ku Lee and Libo Yao and Clare Phelps and Carl R. Wirth and Jadwiga Czajka and J Lozman},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={166 3},
  pages={861-4}
}
Seventy-nine magnetic resonance (MR) studies of the knee were reviewed in an evaluation of the ability of MR imaging to demonstrate arthroscopically proved anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. MR findings were also compared with the findings of two commonly applied clinical tests of ACL instability: the Lachman test and the anterior drawer test. The sensitivity of MR imaging was 94% (17 of 18), compared with 78% (14 of 18) for the anterior drawer test and 89% (16 of 18) for the Lachman test… CONTINUE READING