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will an mri of the knee show approximately when an injury occured

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will an mri of the knee show approximately when an injury occured such as an acl tear (weeks,months or years)

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It is not possible for MRI to tell then injury has occur or how old is the tear.

However it can tell weather injury is new or old.

No definitive period can be told.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
when you say old or new, how so if it cannot tell how old the tear if there is one
There are various signs on MRI based on which radiologist can tell whether tear is old or new.

Moreover history provided by patients plays important role.

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