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 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
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, and 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.
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.
Patient information: 72-year old, Male, Japanese On May 1st, 2021, when he was climbing the mountain, he stepped off and fell down. On the same day, he was taken to the hospital, and his right knee was scanned for the MRI. The diagnosis was ACL complete tear
On May 14th he started the therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear through the online session with Jun Matsumoto. He continued to have the session once a week for 4 months. On May 14th he started the therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear through the online session with Jun Matsumoto more than one hour every day. Because of his age, it was doubtful that the torn ACL would heal spontaneously. But, he never used his age as an excuse. He went to the hospital and took the new MRI 4 months from starting the natural therapy. Fortunately, it was found that the torn ACL were healing naturally and had its continuation. Jun permitted him to do the more intense exercises. This man hopes that he can climb the mountain again, and Jun will continue to help him.
Patient information: 16-year old, Male, Japanese On March 21st, 2021, he twisted his left knee by his own movement during playing the handball. Next day, he was taken to the hospital, and his left knee was scanned for the MRI. The diagnosis was ACL complete tear Medial meniscus tear
He visited Jun Matsumoto`s Natural Therapy Office, and started the evo-devo exercises for the natural healing of the ACL tear. He has visited there once a week for 4 months and has continued the exercises every day at home. He took the MRI at the different hospital on September 4th, and it was found that the torn ACL was healing naturally. Jun Matsumoto permitted him to do jogging and start the more intense exercises. In next 3 months, he will return to playing the handball in athletic level.
When I was running on September 28th, I twisted my left knee again. On the same day, he underwent an MRI scan at the hospital and was diagnosed with anterior cruciate ligament rupture. After several days of rest, he resumed spontaneous healing of the re-ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
Evo-Devo Exercise was performed for another 3 months, and MRI imaging was taken again.
The continuity of the anterior cruciate ligament, as confirmed by MRI on September 4, 2021, could not be clearly confirmed. It was confirmed that the tibial stump of the anterior cruciate ligament adhered to the posterior cruciate ligament. The patient had no symptoms such as knee collapse and was functionally recovering satisfactorily, so he agreed to continue conservative therapy. The exercise intensity was gradually increased, and MRI imaging was performed again on March 5, two months later.
Unfortunately, the continuity of the anterior cruciate ligament was not confirmed this time either. In the future, he agreed to further increase his exercise intensity and observe the progress while aiming to return to the competition.
Consideration: Although he healed naturally once from his anterior cruciate ligament rupture, he suffered a re-rupture and his spontaneous healing of the re-rupture was unsuccessful. The cause of his re-rupture cannot be clearly pointed out, but there were two points of concern. One was that the start of spontaneous healing therapy was late, 7 weeks after the injury. During that period, the range of motion was restricted by the orthotic device and supporters, so that the flexion restriction remained even during the period from the start of treatment to the spontaneous healing. The second is that the MRI, which confirmed the spontaneous healing on September 4, did not indicate that it was a beautiful natural healing yet, and that it was a deformed healing that seems to have adhered to the posterior cruciate ligament. My personal impression is that ligament adhesions may have occurred in an environment with limited range of motion during the 7 weeks leading up to the start of treatment. Even if the anterior cruciate ligament rupture heals spontaneously, there is a possibility of re-rupture after that, and how to prevent it is a future proposition.
Patient information: 39 years old, male, American On 27-9-2020, he injured his right knee during playing basketball. On 8-10-2020, he took the first MRI, and the diagnosis was
Complete ACL tear LCL tear
He started the Online Therapy with Jun Matsumoto from 17-10-2020 and continued Jun’s special rehab exercises for 6 months. The following two MRI pictures were taken on 17-04-2021.
In my experience, this is the first case of which the torn ACL healed in the abnormal position. The inferior remnant of the torn ACL attached not to the superior remnant but to the lateral wall of the notch or the medial aspect of the lateral femoral condyle in a position anterior and distal to the ACL anatomic footprint. I will follow up this case up to a year, and I will show here how this torn ACL changes its form finally. After 7 months from the injury, he can have normal daily activities, but still have a little pain on LCL.
17 years old, male, American On October 23rd,2020, he injured his left knee during playing basketball. The MRI pictures were taken on October 29, and the diagnosis was a complete tear of ACL.
He started the Online Therapy with Jun Matsumoto from November 20, 2020 and continued Jun’s special rehab exercises for 4 months. He took the second MRI on April 11, 2021 at the same hospital, and the diagnosis was:
complete tear of the posterior bundle of ACL. anterior bundle of ACL is intact.
The complete tear of whole ACL became as the partial tear in 5 months, even though the doctor never admitted the natural healing of torn ACL. He implied that the first diagnosis might be a misdiagnosis. The following is the second MRI, and I confirmed that the natural healing has been going on.
After having continued the Evo-Devo exercises with Jun Matsumoto for 4 months, the complete range of motion of the left knee was recovered, he could have the normal daily activity without pain. Now, he is still working out to return to play basketball.
Patient information: 43 year old, male, Italian, living in Italy On January 10, 2020, he got injured his right knee during playing football. The MRI pictures were taken on February 27, and the diagnosis was: Partial tear of ACL Mild edematous imbibition of the lateral collateral ligament
He started the Online Therapy with Jun Matsumoto from April 30, 2020 and continued Jun’s special rehab exercises for 4 months. It was assumed that the natural healing could not be expected because it had already passed more than three months from the injury. He took the second MRI on September 11th,2020, but at this time, it could not be found that the natural healing was clearly happening, even though he already recovered almost the normal function of the right knee.
He took the third MRI on March 15, 2021. Those show the natural healing of the torn ACL, even though it is not the normal natural healing. It is assumed that some tissue of the torn ACL have been connected to the original position and the other tissue have been connected to the PCL. These kinds of abnormal healing process(connecting to the PCL) have been reported in some research paper. The natural healing of the torn ACL can happen in normal or abnormal way in order to recover its stability. This is the first report of the patient who started the natural therapy for the torn ACL after more than three months from the injury.
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. PMID: 33443340.
Patient information: 38 year old, male, Brazilian, living in Germany On August 12, 2020, he got injured his left knee during playing the squash. The MRI pictures were taken on August 17, and the diagnosis was: Complete ACL tear Complete MCL tear Lateral meniscus tear(radial tear of posterior horn)
He started the Online Therapy with Jun Matsumoto from September 1, 2020 and continued Jun’s special rehab. exercises for 4 months. After 5 months from his injury, he took the new MRI pictures, and those show that the torn ACL was healing naturally. At this time, he can already have the normal daily activities, and he still continues the rehab. exercises to return to sports.
Patient information Japanese, 28 year old, male, Kyokushin Karate Athlete He ruptured his left anterior cruciate ligament during a karate competition in June, 2019. He wished his recovery without a surgery, and he found the Naturalization therapy. He first visited me in August. His left knee had some restriction of its range of motion, and also had some instability in the joint. He started the Naturalization therapy, and I told him to do the exercises specialized for healing ACL for 1-2 hours every day. He has been continuing the exercises for three months. The MRI pictures above show that the torn ACL started to heal gradually. According to his report, he started practicing Karate, and he doesn’t have any pain or complication for doing it. I permitted him to increase the intensity of Karate practice. We still continue to see the further healing and improvements at least for another 6 months.
The last MRI picture above was taken 8 months after the injury, and it shows almost complete healing of the torn ACL. On the functional meaning, he has practiced Karate with competitive intensity for 3 months without any complication. On this day, I permitted him to attend a competition.
Born in India and working in Malaysia, Male, 41 year old
He ruptured his right ACL completely in December,2018. He started the Naturalization Therapy from the one month after the injury. We had the internet sessions through the Skype once in every 2 weeks for the first 3 months and once in 1 month from the 4 months. At first, there were the difficulties for the anatomical healing, because it was the severe and complete ACL tear which had torn in the unusual way. Moreover, it was late that he started my therapy because the acute period was almost passing. Contrary to my expectations, the MRI shows that his completely torn ACL has healed clearly and anatomically. The Naturalization Therapy enables the ACL tear to heal naturally without any complication. As long as the blood supply and the anatomic reduction are secured, the natural healing process will work even on the ACL.