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Evaluation of ACL Graft by MRI: A Pictorial Review

Authors
  • Sandeep Velicheti (Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation)
  • Amulya Ramadugu (Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation)
  • Kuladeep Chalasani (Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation)
  • Raghuram Kotagiri (Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation)
  • Sateesh Padavala (Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation)

Abstract

The reconstruction of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a well established procedure for repair of ACL injury. Knowledge of normal appearances, the expected postoperative changes over time, and potential acute and chronic complications of this reconstruction procedure are essential. This study illustrates the role of MRI in evaluation of ACL reconstructions and their complications. MR imaging is the modality of choice for evaluation of ACL graft reconstruction. ACL graft complications such as abnormal tunnel positioning, partial and complete graft tears, arthrofibrosis, and tunnel cysts can be reliably assessed using MRI.

Keywords: Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Tibial Tunnel, Femoral Tunnel, Arthrofibrosis

How to Cite:

Velicheti, S. & Ramadugu, A. & Chalasani, K. & Kotagiri, R. & Padavala, S., (2022) “Evaluation of ACL Graft by MRI: A Pictorial Review”, Journal of Global Radiology 8(1): 1. doi: https://doi.org/10.7191/jgr.2022.1151

Rights: © 2022 Velicheti, Ramadugu, Chalasani, Kotagiri, and Padavala. This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/).

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20 Jan 2022