Natural Healing of a Complete ACL Tear – Case 21

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Patient information:

41 years old, Female, American
She injured her left knee during skiing on February 4th, 2022. On February 10th, she went to the MRI scanning, and the diagnosis was:

Complete ACL tear

On February 27, 2022, she started the online therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear with Jun Matsumoto. She continued doing Evo-Devo Exercises for four months, and she took the next MRI on July 5th, 2022.

MRI reports:

Modest signs of suffering are detectable in the anterior cruciate ligament which appears slightly reduced in thickness in the middle-distal III with an inhomogeneous signal that tends to be hyperintense in the T2-weighted sequences for slight edematous imbibition with characteristics compatible with the outcomes of a “strain” suffering with probable parcel laceration and persistence of a tenuous edematous suffering of the residual ligament; the ligamentous structure however remains clearly visible along its entire course with modest surrounding synovial thickening and periligamentous liquid layer in the distal insertion tract.

Future prospects:

According to the report above, the torn ACL starts healing naturally, and it will take a while until healing process ends. Jun Matsumoto permitted her to practice the full range of motion of the affecyed knee and start strengthen the quadriceps muscles. Even though she still feels weakness on the affected knee, there is no othere complication in her daily life activities. Further more, she will contines the Evo-Devo Exercises and strength exercises until she gets ready to return to skiing.

References:

Ihara H, Miwa M, Deya K, Torisu K. MRI of anterior cruciate ligament healing. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1996 Mar-Apr;20(2):317-21. doi
Pitsillides A, Stasinopoulos D, Giannakou K. Healing potential of the anterior cruciate ligament in terms of fiber continuity after a complete rupture: A systematic review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2021 Oct;28:246-254. doi

Natural Healing of a Complete ACL Tear – Case 20

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Patient information:

50 year old, female, Japanese
She injured her left knee during skiing on February 4th, 2022. On February 10th, she went to the MRI scanning, and the diagnosis was:

Complete ACL tear
Medial collatarela ligament tear

On February 15, 2022, she started the online therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear with Jun Matsumoto. She continued doing Evo-Devo Exercises for six months, and she took the next MRI on August 2nd, 2022.

Incomprehensibly, her doctor rejected that I post her MRI on this page, and so those are not posted here. However, I received the MRI and assessed those.

MRI indicates:

Clearly visible continuity of ACL and MCL

Future prospects:

After the natural healing of the torn ACL is observed, Jun Matsumoto permitted her to practice the complete range of motion and strengthen the quadriceps muscles. She doesn’t feel any instability on her left knee, but she still feels some weakness there. She wants to return to skiing, and she will continue the rehab until she gets prepared to do skiing.

References:

Ihara H, Miwa M, Deya K, Torisu K. MRI of anterior cruciate ligament healing. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1996 Mar-Apr;20(2):317-21. doi
Pitsillides A, Stasinopoulos D, Giannakou K. Healing potential of the anterior cruciate ligament in terms of fiber continuity after a complete rupture: A systematic review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2021 Oct;28:246-254. doi

Natural Healing of a Complete ACL Tear – Case 19

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Patient information:

32 year old, male, Romanian
He injured his right knee during practicing Jujutsu on November 22th, 2021. Four days later, he went to the MRI scanning, and the diagnosis was:

Complete ACL tear

On February 25, 2022, he started the online therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear with Jun Matsumoto. It already has passed for three months from the injury, and it was assumed that the natural healing could be difficult. He understood the difficulty, but he continued doing Evo-Devo Exercises for three months, and he took the next MRI on May 26th, 2022.

The MRI indicates:

Certainly visible continuity of the ACL

Future prospects and considerations

This is a remarkable case of natural healing of ACL tear because it already had passed for three months from the injury at the time of when he started the natural therapy. There was no other ligamentous or meniscus injury, it is assumed that he can retrun to the sport after further rehab exercies.

References:

Ihara H, Miwa M, Deya K, Torisu K. MRI of anterior cruciate ligament healing. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1996 Mar-Apr;20(2):317-21. doi
Pitsillides A, Stasinopoulos D, Giannakou K. Healing potential of the anterior cruciate ligament in terms of fiber continuity after a complete rupture: A systematic review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2021 Oct;28:246-254. doi

Degenerative Healing of an ACL Tear – Case 2

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Patient Information and Mechanism of Injury

23 years old, male, Japanese, athlete

On December 3, 2021, he twisted his left knee while practicing for a sport called Kabaddi. On the same day, he underwent an MRI examination at the hospital and was diagnosed as follows:

Complete ACL Tear

The patient was enrolled in the Indian professional league, was told by the physiotherapist of his team that he would be able to return in four weeks, and was undergoing treatment and rehabilitation. Although he returned to practice, the pain did not subside, and while searching for information, he came across the natural healing therapy of Jun Matsumoto, and started online treatment from January 10, 2022. After returning to Japan in February of the same year, he continued to receive face-to-face and online treatments, aiming for natural healing. On March 1, we had his second MRI.

MRI image diagnosis showed a tendency of spontaneous healing, but no clear continuity of the ligament could be confirmed. After returning home, he did not train for competition, only did exercise therapy and waited for his ligaments to heal. On May 19, 2022, his third MRI was performed.

The third MRI scan, much the same as the previous one, showed no clear ligament continuity. A manual examination revealed that the knee joint was less instable, suggesting adhesion of the anterior cruciate ligament stump to the posterior cruciate ligament.

Future prospects and considerations

After that, rehabilitation was continued toward the return to competition, but the patient chose reconstructive surgery because the international competition scheduled to be held in the fall of the same year was postponed for one year.

Although the exact reason for the failure of normal spontaneous healing of the anterior cruciate ligament rupture to occur is unclear, two possible causes are presented. One is the misjudgment of the medical staff of the overseas team of which he was enrolled. Despite the complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, he did not rest from training, aiming to return in four weeks. Second, one week after the start of the Evo-Devo Exercises, his symptoms improved dramatically, so he participated in a practice-level practice, where he collapsed his knees. It may be difficult to get athletes to take a break from practice and concentrate on treatment, but this case made us realize again the difficulties and problems of treating athletes.

References

Crain EH, Fithian DC, Paxton EW, Luetzow WF. Variation in anterior cruciate ligament scar pattern: does the scar pattern affect anterior laxity in anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knees? Arthroscopy. 2005 Jan;21(1):19-24. doi: 10.1016

Kittani M, Haviv B, Shemesh S, Yaari L, Yassin M, Rath-Wolfson L. Morphological and Histological Changes in the Human Anterior Cruciate Ligament after Rupture. Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jan;23(1):33-37.

Degenerative Healing of an ACL Tear – Case 1

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Patient Information and Mechanism of Injury

39 years old, male, Japanese, Occupation: Military officer

On December 2, 2021, he twisted his left knee during a martial arts practice. He had an MRI scan two weeks later and he was diagnosed as follows:

Left knee anterior cruciate ligament tear
medial meniscus
tear

As for the patient’s symptoms, there is discomfort in walking due to limited range of motion. It hurts in complete flexion and twisting his knee. When he moves vigorously, his knee becomes giving way.

From December 20, 2021, he started the online therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear with Jun Matsumoto. He continued doing the Evo-Devo Exercises for five months, and he took the next MRI on May 9, 2022.

MRI evaluation

Both the tibial and femoral stumps of the torn anterior cruciate ligament appear to be fused with the posterior cruciate ligament. In this case, the anterior cruciate ligament stumps did not fuse together, but the knee regained stability through the fusion with the posterior cruciate ligament. In the medial meniscus, damage to the inner edge only spread to the outer edge and reached the red zone with high blood flow, so natural healing can be expected in the future.

Future prospects and considerations

The patient was interviewed online approximately 8 months after injury. He resumed his sports activities, and his subjective evaluation showed that he had recovered to about 90% of the pre-injury level. In this case, the ruptured anterior cruciate ligament did not normally heal spontaneously and was healed by fusion with the posterior cruciate ligament. Instability of the knee does not remain and achieves sufficient functional recovery.

The reason why normal natural healing did not occur this time is still unclear, but I would like to describe the points that caught my attention. One was that he experienced several knee collapses after performing vigorous exercise several times immediately after the injury. Second, about two months after the start of treatment, he once felt some severe pain when going up and down stairs. In the future, when there is a case of degenerative healing, we will leave such points of concern as data as comparison material.

References

Crain EH, Fithian DC, Paxton EW, Luetzow WF. Variation in anterior cruciate ligament scar pattern: does the scar pattern affect anterior laxity in anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knees? Arthroscopy. 2005 Jan;21(1):19-24. doi: 10.1016

Kittani M, Haviv B, Shemesh S, Yaari L, Yassin M, Rath-Wolfson L. Morphological and Histological Changes in the Human Anterior Cruciate Ligament after Rupture. Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jan;23(1):33-37.

Natural Healing of a Complete ACL Tear – Case 18

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Patient information:

34 year old, male, Filipino living in Japan
He injured his right knee during playing Baskaetball on October 24th, 2021. When he changed the direction by loading this weight on the right knee, he twisted the right knee, and he fell down. One week later, he went to the MRI scanning, and the diagnosis was:
Complete ACL tear
Lateral Meniscus tear

On November 11, 2021, he started the face to face therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear with Jun Matsumoto. He continued doing the Evo-Devo Exercises for five months, and he took the next MRI on April 30,2022.

The MRI report indicates:

Minor tear on ACL but there is the continuity.
Lateral Meniscus tear

Future prospects:

Even though the lateral meniscus still remains, the torn ACL has almost healed naturally by its own. Jun Matsumoto ordered him to spend the normal daily life activity without doing any sport for a few months. They agreed to see how it works later. If the unhealed meniscus impairs the knee in the future, the option for the surgery can be taken.

References:

Ihara H, Miwa M, Deya K, Torisu K. MRI of anterior cruciate ligament healing. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1996 Mar-Apr;20(2):317-21. doi
Pitsillides A, Stasinopoulos D, Giannakou K. Healing potential of the anterior cruciate ligament in terms of fiber continuity after a complete rupture: A systematic review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2021 Oct;28:246-254. doi

Spontaneous Healing of a Complete ACL Rupture – Case 17

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Patient information:

37 year old, male, Australian living in Austria
He injured left knee while rock climbing on the 3rd November 2021. He fell akwardly from a very low height and his weight went on my knee in a bad direction. Two weeks later, he went to the MRI scanning, and the diagnosis was:
Complete ACL Tear
Medial meniscus tear
Lateral meniscus tear

On December 8th,2021, he started the online therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear with Jun Matsumoto. He continued doing the Evo-Devo Exercises for four months, and he took the next MRIs on April 25,2022.

The MRI report indicates:

“Regular positioning of the patella in the femoropatellar compartment, the retropetallar cartilage shows a deep cartilage ulceration at the medial facet, which is slightly increasing compared to the previous examination, reaching the cartilage-bone lamella.
The trochlear cartilage is continuous. The medial and lateral retinaculum patellae are unremarkable.

Infrapatellar fat body in regular formation. In the lateral femorotibial compartment ubiquitous cartilage cover, the lateral meniscus shows a circumscribed linearity at the posterior horn IMA 8-27, this was already present in the previous examination, but currently appears somewhat expanded and reaches the tibial meniscus surface.

In the medial femorotibial compartment there is a cartilage cover throughout, the medial meniscus at the posterior horn appears clearly more elevated than in the previous examination, but there is no evidence of a dislocated meniscus fragment.

The posterior cruciate ligament is continuous. After rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, the latter is still edematised, but individual fibrous strands show signs of continuity.

Significant decrease in knee joint swelling. Angelegte Baker-Zyste. Baker’s cyst in place. Typical flow-void popliteal.”

Future prospects

Even though the meniscus tears still remain unhealed, the torn ACL is successfully healing naturally. Jun Matsumoto ordered him to start strengthening the leg muscles, and agreed to follow-up the further prognosis.

References:

Ihara H, Miwa M, Deya K, Torisu K. MRI of anterior cruciate ligament healing. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1996 Mar-Apr;20(2):317-21. doi
Pitsillides A, Stasinopoulos D, Giannakou K. Healing potential of the anterior cruciate ligament in terms of fiber continuity after a complete rupture: A systematic review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2021 Oct;28:246-254. doi

Non-Surgical Treatment of a Complete ACL Tear – case 16

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Patient information:

31 year old, male, Japanese
On September 20th, 2021, he was playing badminton, and when he landed on his left knee from jumping, he twisted it. Two weeks later, he went to the MRI scanning, and the diagnosis was:
Complete ACL tear
Tear of the posterior segment of the Medial Meniscus
Tear of the posterior segment of the Lateral Meniscus

On October 28th,2021, he started the online therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear with Jun Matsumoto. He continued doing the Evo-Devo Exercises for four months, and he took the next MRIs on February 25,2022.

The MRI report indicates:

Partial ACL tear

By comparing the MRIs of 2021/10/05 and 2022/02/25, the torn ACL starts healing spontaneously and growing intact. The torn ACL is still in healing process. However, the both meniscii tears remain unhealed yet at this moment. Jun Matsumoto ordered him to continue doing he Evo-Devo EX until the continuation of the ACL becomes more firm. The patient recovered the full range of motion of the left knee, and he doesn’t feel any instability of the knee. He can walk normally and have the normal daily activities so far.

Reference

Ihara H, Miwa M, Deya K, Torisu K. MRI of anterior cruciate ligament healing. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1996 Mar-Apr;20(2):317-21. doi
Pitsillides A, Stasinopoulos D, Giannakou K. Healing potential of the anterior cruciate ligament in terms of fiber continuity after a complete rupture: A systematic review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2021 Oct;28:246-254. doi


Spontaneous Healing of a Complete ACL Tear in childhood -case 15

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12 years old, male, Indian
On September 20th, 2021, during leg curl strength test due to carelessness of the doctor, his right knee got injured. Mri report indicates:
complete tear of the proximal segment bundle of the acl. Grade 3 sprain is also seen involving proximal segment and femoral attachment with increased signal. Tbl attachments /pcl are intact. Intact collaterals, posteromedial and posterolateral corners, menisci.

On October 22nd,2021, he started the online therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear with Jun Matsumoto. He continued doing the Evo-Devo Exercises for four months, and he took the next MRIs on March 2nd,2022.

The MRI report indicates:
Proximal segment of the anterior cruciate ligament appears vertically oriented
flush with the medial aspect of the lateral femoral condyle and shows iso to
slightly hyperintense signal on both T1 and T2-weighted images. Intact tibial
attachments of both anteromedial and posterolateral bundles.

Although some tissues of the torn ACL are growing intact to the medial aspect of the lateral femoral condyle, the proximal femoral attachment is intact. Spontaneousl healing of the torn ACL is occuring on the new MRI, and Jun Matsumoto permitted him to start doing more intense exercises so that he could retrun to playing the tennis.

He is the youngest patient who spontaneously healed from the ACL tear by Evo-Devo Exercises. In most cases, the surgeries for patients in chilhood are avoided because of the risk of imparing their bone growth. There has not been any appropriate medication for juvenile patients with ACL tears. The Evo-Devo Exercises can be the hope for the patients in childhood, and more successful cases can be accumulated and studied.

Reference

Ihara H, Miwa M, Deya K, Torisu K. MRI of anterior cruciate ligament healing. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1996 Mar-Apr;20(2):317-21. doi
Pitsillides A, Stasinopoulos D, Giannakou K. Healing potential of the anterior cruciate ligament in terms of fiber continuity after a complete rupture: A systematic review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2021 Oct;28:246-254. doi


Spontaneous Healing of a Complete ACL Rupture -case 14

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22 years old, male, Japanese
On August 21, 2021, while practicing soccer, he was about to collide with an ally and twisted his left knee when he stepped on with one of his left feet. He underwent a (non-contact) orthopedics and underwent an MRI scan on August 25, and was diagnosed with anterior cruciate ligament rupture.

From October 2, 2021, he started the natural healing therapy with Jun Matsumoto. After continuing exercise therapy based on evolutionary developmental biology called Evo-Devo Exercises for 4 months, a new MRI image was taken.

The continuity of the torn anterior cruciate ligament was confirmed, and it was also confirmed that it healed spontaneously. Jun gave him the permission for jogging and strength training and said he could return to sports as soon as he was in good condition.