MRI of anterior cruciate ligament healing.

  title={MRI of anterior cruciate ligament healing.},
  author={Hidetoshi Ihara and Masahiko Miwa and K Deya and Kumiko Torisu},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  volume={20 2},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate using MRI the natural healing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) when treated conservatively by early protective motion. MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive acute complete intraligamentous ruptures of the ACL in 50 cases that were allowed to heal without surgery were evaluated before and after 3 month treatment by MRI, arthroscopy, and stress radiographs. Twenty-nine of the 50 patients were also reevaluated 11 months from the initial… CONTINUE READING