45 years old, Male, Japanese
He injured her right knee during skiing on February 5th, 2022. On February 10th, she went to the MRI scanning, and the diagnosis was:
Complete ACL tear
MCL tear grade2
On February 21, 2022, he started the online therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear with Jun Matsumoto. He continued doing Evo-Devo Exercises for six months, and he took the next MRI on August 17th, 2022.
The MRI indicates:
Visible continuity of the ACL
Future prospects and considerations:
According to the new MRI, the visible continuity of the ACL can be seen, even though it is not the perfectly clear one. This morphological healing is classified as the type II of Ihara’s classification, and the healed ACL is the straight band with partial thinning. The patient has healed functionally very well, and he doesn’t feel any pain in the daily activities so far. He will continue the Evo-Devo Exercises and the some strength exercises until he can return to skiing.
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