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Acute Injury of Anterior Cruciate Ligament clinical trials at UCSF
1 in progress, 0 open to new patients

  • Feasibility Trial Using Imaging and Biochemical Technologies to Measure Knee Cartilage Composition in Acute ACL Injury

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    This study will evaluate the bio-mechanical and biochemical abnormalities in acute ACL-injured knees over time. Data will be collected through advanced quantitative MR imaging, functional testing, and bio-specimen collection. Researchers will collect this data from the time of baseline visit, which is within 28 days of injury, through the temporal sequence of post-operative or post-injury recovery and return to activity. The hypotheses for this study are (1) that T1ρ and T2 will be significantly elevated in the lateral side of ACL-injured knees immediately after injury (indicating damage caused by initial injury), and will not fully recover at 6-month, 1-year follow ups; (2) that T1ρ and T2 will be significantly elevated in the medial side of ACL-injured knees at 1-year follow-up; and (3) that differences in the bio-marker expression patterns can be correlated with the initial MRI findings, which would provide information regarding the full spectrum of intra-articular pathology and the subsequent clinical outcomes.

    San Francisco, California