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Dynamic ultrasonography in the diagnosis of acute anterior cruciate ligament injury – a case report

Authors
  • Bartoszewicz, Michał1
  • 1 irai Clinic, Otwock , (Poland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Ultrasonography
Publisher
Exeley Inc.
Publication Date
Jun 07, 2021
Volume
21
Issue
85
Identifiers
DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2021.0029
Source
Exeley
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
License
Green

Abstract

In the reported case of acute grade 3 anterior cruciate ligament injury, clinical examination and magnetic resonance imaging findings were in conflict, leading to confusion. Ultimately, dynamic ultrasound imaging proved to be the decisive test. The article describes the steps taken to reach the diagnosis. In addition, possible future diagnostic improvements are discussed. Dynamic ultrasound imaging, performed as part of the physical examination, is a valuable supplement to medical documentation. It provides appreciable diagnostic performance for the detection of anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency. Physical examination combined with magnetic resonance imaging, even though they represent the current diagnostic standard, have their limitations.

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