Ligong Wang1, Nouha Salibi2, Gregory Chang1, Jenny T. Bencardino1, James S. Babb1, Andrew Rokito3, Laith Jazrawi3, Orrin Sherman3, Ravinder R. Regatte1
1Radiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, United States; 2Siemens HealthCare, Malvern, PA, United States; 3Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, United States
This study evaluated saturated lipids and unsaturated indices in different compartments of femoral-tibial bone marrow of acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injured patients and compared to healthy controls and osteoarthritic (OA) patents at 3T. There were statistically significant differences (P<0.05) of unsaturation index between LT except LF in OA patients and LT, MF, MT in ACL injured patients; statistically significant differences also existed among different compartments of femoral-tibial bone marrow at 2.03ppm for saturated lipids (P < 0.02) between these two groups. OA patients have the highest saturated lipids at 2.03ppm compared to healthy controls and ACL injured patients.