Anterior cruciate ligament tear - complete
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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) shows swelling and abnormally increased signal intensity on fluid-sensitive sequences with total fiber discontinuity, abnormal contour and change in the expected course on sagittal images with a positive empty notch sign on coronal images. The findings are consistent with a complete ACL tear.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is the commonest knee ligament injury.