The posterior cruciate ligament, or PCL, is the strongest ligament of the knee. Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries are relatively uncommon injuries.A torn PCL is commonly missed and left undiagnosed.
The posterior cruciate ligament’s most important function is to prevent posterior translation of the knee at higher knee flexion angles. For PCL injury of Grades III and IV, operative surgery is recommended. Grafts is the method when addressing PCL injuries that are in need of operative surgery.
A full physical examination will be conducted by the doctor to see if the patient is in good health to undertake the surgery.
PCL reconstruction surgery consists of replacing the torn PCL with one’s own tissues or an allograft. A common technique involves grafting the torn PCL with segments of the hamstring tendons. - If the surgery involves the reconstruction of multiple ligaments at once, different graft materials may be used.
Consultant - Trauma and Orthopedics
MRCS, Dip. SICOT, FRCS(Ortho), MCh(Ortho), Specialist - Joint Replacements & Sports Injuries. Fellowship - Joint Replacements ( London, UK) Advanced Arthroscopy & sports Injuries ( New York, USA)View Profile
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