Strength of repaired cruciate ligament can be evaluated using new imaging process

March 8, 2015

A new imaging technique using magnetic resonance tomography can evaluate precisely both the load-bearing capacity of the "new" cruciate ligament and the risk of a renewed rupture. The new technique was developed for clinical use at the MedUni Wien.

A footballer is able to play football again or to recommence training six months after an operation on a cruciate ligament rupture in case of a normal healing process. This interruption is common in professional football, but it is merely an empirical value, as Siegfried Trattnig from the University Clinic for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the MedUni Wien (Medical University of Vienna) has emphasised. 

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