Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Unknown Musculoskeletal Case 9


74y/o with knee pain and instability.

Image Findings

Buckling of the anterior cruciate ligament is seen on the saggital images and appreciated on the first coronal image. The second saggital and coronal images show actual disruption of the proximal end of the ACL.


ACL tears are frequently associated with medial meniscal tears. This patient has significant medial joint space disease.

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