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Table 4 Physical examinationa and MRI features of 7 patients with ACL injury and an indication for PLC reconstruction

From: Rater agreement reliability of the dial test in the ACL-deficient knee

  dial 30° dial 60° dial 90° varus gappingb valgus gappingb MRI
1 + + grade A grade A partial LCL rupture
2 + + grade A grade A no LCL or MCL injury
3 + + grade B grade A no LCL or MCL injury
4 + grade B grade A no LCL or MCL injury
5 + + + grade B grade B no LCL or MCL injury
6 +   + grade C grade B no LCL or MCL injury
7c + + grade B grade A no LCL or MCL injury
  1. aPhysical examination performed by the orthopaedic surgeon
  2. bGrade A (normal; 0–2 mm), grade B (nearly normal; 3–5 mm), grade C (abnormal; 6–10 mm), grade D (severely abnormal; > 10 mm), according to the 2000 IKDC objective knee examination score
  3. cNo PLC reconstruction was performed