25 years old, Male, Indian
On April 13th,2022, he twisted this right knee during playing soccer. On April 15th, he went through the MRI scan, and the diagnosis was:
complete ACL tear
tear of the anterior root of the lateral meniscus
mild grade1 tear of the body of the medial meniscus
sprain of the mecial and lateral collateral ligaments
On May 24, he started the Evo-Devo Exercises through the online session with Jun Matsumoto. He had four online sessions in a month, and after that he continued the Evo-Devo EX by himself for three months. On October 2nd, he took the second MRI.
It can be seen that the completely torn ACL grows into the taut and straight band. And, this morphological type of healing is classified as the type 1 by Ihara’s classification. Although the ACL has been healing into the best morphology, the meniscus tears still remain and have even deteriorated further.
Future prospects and considerations:
Regarding to horizontal tear of meniscus, it could be asymptomatic in many cases. However, it is, of course, better to be healed than not to be healed. There is a need to improve existing treatments to make it heal the unhealed meniscus tears.
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