Natural Healing of a Complete ACL Tear – Case 19

注目

ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

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

ACL Tear Self Healing – Case 18

注目

ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

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 self 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

注目

ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

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

ACL Tear No Surgery -case 14

注目

ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

Patient information:

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.

MRI indicates:

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.

References:

Spontaneous Healing of a Complete ACL Rupture -case 13

注目

ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

Patient information:

21-year old, male, college rugby player, Japanese
On Myay 12th, 2021, when he wa playing rugby, he twisted his right knee on his own. He went to the hospital, and his knee was scanned for the MRI. The diagnosis was the ACL complete rupture.

Complete rupture of the ACL

On May 15th, he started the therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear through the online session with Jun Matsumoto. He continued doing the Evo-Devo Exercises for four months, and he took the next MRIs on September 22nd.

spontaneous healing was confirmed

MRI indicates:

The MRI picture shows that the ACL is anatomically intact and the ruptured ACL healed naturally. He is functionally moving well, and Jun Matsumoto permitted him to increase the intensity of the exercises. After completed the athletic rehabilitation for three months, on December 26th, he came back the game in the national college championship, and made a nice try.

References:

72-year old man healed naturally from the ACL tear – case 11

注目

ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

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:

Complete ACL 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.

ACL Tear heals without surgery – case 9

注目

ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

Patient information:

24 year old, male, Japanese
On December 20th, 2020, he injured his right knee during playing basketball. The MRI pictures were taken on December 21, 2020, and the diagnosis was:

Complete tear of ACL

He started the actual therapy with Jun Matsumoto from January 15, 2021 and continued Jun’s special rehab exercises for 4 months. He took the second MRI on May 29, 2021 at the different hospital, and the diagnosis was:

The ACL is intact.

This is the one of the slices of the MRIs taken on May 29,2021.

MRI indicates:

It is very clear that the torn ACL has healed naturally. You don’t have to be a specialist of radiology to see this beautiful natural healing by the picture. After seeing the natural healing of the ACL tear, Jun Matsumoto teaches him to start strengthening the muscles for preparing to return to the sport. He hasn’t been strengthening the muscles until the torn ACL became intact on the MRIs as Jun suggested. He canceled the surgery after seeing the natural healing of the ACL tear by the MRIs.

References:

ACL Tear Treatment without surgery – case 8

注目

ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

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.

MRI indicates:

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.

Reference
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/j.arthro.2004.09.015. PMID: 15650662.

Natural Healing of ACL tear – case 6

注目

ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

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.

References: