JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/30974
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Author Ikuma, Hisanori| Abe, Nobuhiro| Uchida, Youichiro| Furumatsu, Takayuki| Fujiwara, Kazuo| Nishida, Keiichiro| Ozaki, Toshifumi|
Abstract <p>Instability of the knee after the medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury is usually assessed with the manual valgus stress test, even though, in recent years, it has become possible to apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to the assessment of the damage of the ligament. The valgus instability of 24 patients (12 isolated injuries and 12 multiple ligament injuries) who suffered MCL injury between 1993 and 1998 was evaluated with the Hughston and Eilers classification, which involves radiographic assessment under manual valgus stress to the injured knees. We developed a novel system for classifying the degree of injury to the MCL by calculating the percentage of injured area based on MRI and investigated the relationship between this novel MRI classification and the magnitude of valgus instability by the Hughston and Eilers classification. There was a significant correlation between the 2 classifications (p=0.0006). On the other hand, the results using other MRI based classification systems, such as the Mink and Deutsch classificaiton and the Petermann classification, were not correlated with the findings by the Hughston and Eilers classification in these cases (p0.05). Since MRI is capable of assessing the injured ligament in clinical practice, this novel classification system would be useful for evaluating the stability of the knee and choosing an appropriate treatment following MCL injury.</p>
Keywords medial collateral ligament magnetic resonance imaging knee instability novel method
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2008-06
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume62
Issue issue3
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 185
End Page 191
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 18596835
Web of Sience KeyUT 000257130300006