Graded stress radiography of injured anterior cruciate ligaments.

  title={Graded stress radiography of injured anterior cruciate ligaments.},
  author={Arie M. Rijke and Henry T Goitz and Frank C. McCue and J L Delp and Dennis C.T. Lam and E Port Southall},
  journal={Investigative radiology},
  volume={26 11},
Fifty-five patients with clinical suspicion of injury to their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) were examined by graded stress radiography before arthroscopic verification in an effort to determine the loss of ACL function as a result of ligament tearing. Using a commercially available stress device capable of applying varying pressures to the mid-calf, anterior drawers were measured from lateral radiographs at 0-, 7-, 14-, and 21-kiloPascal pressures and used to calculate the equivalent… CONTINUE READING