Posterior tibial slope measurement on lateral knee radiographs as a risk factor of anterior cruciate ligament injury: A cross-sectional study

Kizilgoz V., Sivrioglu A. K., Ulusoy G. R., Yildiz K., Aydin H., Cetin T.

RADIOGRAPHY, vol.25, no.1, pp.33-38, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radi.2018.07.007
  • Journal Name: RADIOGRAPHY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-38
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: The posterior tibial slope (PTS) is believed to be a risk factor for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The aim of this study was to reveal the differences in terms of PTS measurements on lateral knee radiographs between ruptured and non-injured cases as well as between males and females in regard to ACL alignment.