Aims and Objectives: To determine the relationship between alpha angle and intercondylar notch width measurements and ACL tears.
Materials and Methods: A total of 100 subjects were included in this study. Patient’s with ACL injury were grouped as cases (torn group) and those without ligament injury were grouped as controls (intact group).Controls age and sex were matched with that of the cases.
Type of study: Prospective Study
Place of study: Department of radiodiagnosis, Kamineni institute of medical sciences, Narketpally
Sample size: 100
Duration of study: 1ST October 2021-30 September 2022(12 Months)
Results: A total of 100 subjects were included in present study. Mean age of the study subject’s was 34 years. Mean alph angle among intact ACL group was 44° and mean alpha angle among torn ACL group was 51°. Mean intercondylar notch distance among intact ACL group was 22 mm and mean intercondylar notch distance among torn ACL group was 15 mm.
Conclusions: Higher alpha angle and narrow intercondylar notch width patients are more prone to ACL tears.