Natural Healing of a Complete ACL Tear – Case 26

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ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

The case reports of ACL natural healing

Patient information:

55 year old, female, Japanese
On March 7th, 2022, she fell in the snow while skiing. And, then her right ski stuck in the snow, and her body was pushed forward. She was immedeately taken to the hospital and scanned for x-ray, but there was no fracture. At that time, the blood and the fluid in the right knee were extracted by the doctor. One week later, she was scanned for MRI, and the diagnosis was:

Complete ACL tear
No other ligament tear
Bone contusion on posterior tibia

On April 18, she started the Evo-Devo Exercises through the online session with Jun Matsumoto. Since the injury, she did not experienced knee giving way. She continued the Evo-Devo EX. for four months, and she took the second MRI.

The second MRI did not show the clear natural healing of the torn ACL even though she did not feel the instability of the knee any more. She continued the exercises and took the third MRI at the different hospital to have more various pictures.

MRI indicates:

The MRI above doesn’t show the clear continuity of the ACL, however, the middle one shows the clear continuity. It is not the clear and beautiful natural healing, but it is sure that the torn ACL acquired the continuity to stabilize the knee. The MRI below is the one of the coronal slices taken on the same day 2022/11/11. It shows that the ACL is morphologically deformed and does not adhere to the original position. That may be the reason why the MRI in sagital plane does not project the clear continuity.

Future prospects and considerations:

Even though the MRI does not show the expected beautiful healing, the torn ACL finally acquired the continuity. She will try the PRP injection to expect the further natural healing. If the platelet contains the self-healing substances, the blood and the fluid in the knee should not be extracted by injection just after the injury. This ridiculous treatment might have interrupted the natural healing. In the functional meaning, her right knee healed well without feeling any instability, and she already has the normal daily actitivities.

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 22

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ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

Patient information:

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.

References:

Natural Healing of a Complete ACL Tear – Case 21

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ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

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

ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

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 collateral 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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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

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

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ACL tears heal without surgery

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. Spontaneous 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 13

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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

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.

ACL tears heal without surgery-case 12

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ACL Online Therapy for natural healing

ACL tears heal without surgery

Patient information:
46-year old, Female, Japanese
On August 30, 2021, when she was practicing Jujutsu martial arts, she twisted her left knee. She went to the hospital, and her knee was scanned for the MRI. The diagnosis was:
ACL complete tear

On September 20th she started the therapy for the natural healing of the ACL tear through the online session with Jun Matsumoto. She continued to do the Evo-Devo Exercises for three months, and she took the next MRIs on December 21st.

The MRI picture shows that the ACL is anatomically intact and the torn ACL healed naturally. She is functionally moving well, and Jun Matsumoto permitted her to increase the intensity of the activities.

Natural Healing of ACL tear – case 6

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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.

Reference:

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.

Can an ACL Tear Heal without Surgery? – case 5

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ACL tears heal without surgery

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.