Scientific Article

The Incidence of Kaplan Fiber Injury Associated With Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This work that Dr. Marx recently conducted pertains to the Kaplan fibers, the deep layers of the ITB. A total of 72 patients were identified. For the proximal Kaplan fibers, 50% versus 58% were identified as injured, 32% versus 29% were identified as intact, and 18% versus 13% were not visualized by radiologist 1 and 2, respectively. For the distal Kaplan fibers, 46% versus 60% were identified as injured, 43% versus 28% were identified as intact, and 11% versus 12% were not visualized by radiologist 1 and 2, respectively. The ICC intrarater reliability measurements were 0.89 (95% CI, 0.83-0.93) for proximal Kaplan fibers and 0.66 (95% CI, 0.51-0.78) for distal Kaplan fibers. The interrater reliability measurements for both radiologists showed substantial agreement (kappa = 0.7) for proximal Kaplan fibers and moderate agreement (kappa = 0.51) for distal Kaplan fibers.