at the end of January 2019, I had an accident while skiing and was diagnosed shortly after with ACL (Anterior cruciate ligament rupture). The diagnosis was confirmed by 4 different doctors who all are very experienced with MRI scans. All of them told me right away, by looking at the scans, that it is completely ruptured. 6,5 weeks later I underwent surgery and the doctor found my cruciate ligaments to be intact. He did the Lachman-test which turned out to be negative. A small part of my cruciate ligament was, in fact, loose and he removed it (I saw that in real time on the screen). He told me this happens very rarely and I should be really happy which I am.
But I am wondering what is going on. As far as I know, the cruciate ligament cannot grow back together. My symptoms after the accident aligned perfectly though with the diagnosis of being left with the posterior cruciate ligament only.
Can anybody provide some insightful input?