Arthroscopic PCL Reconstruction

Arthroscopic PCL Reconstruction

Isolated injury to posterior cruciate ligament is rare compared to other ligaments. Many a times it is associated with injuries to other structures of knee joint. Posterior Cruciate ligament is a rope like structure located posteriorly inside the knee joint. It is attached to femur (thigh bone) above and tibia (leg bone) below. This ligament is important constraint to posterior displacement of leg bone in relation to thigh bone, thus provides stability to the knee joint.

Knee from behind showing complete tear of posterior cruciate ligament

Injury to posterior cruciate ligament requires heavy blow from the front side of leg. This could be because of roadside trauma or injury during sports activity.

Common symptoms after injury are pain, swelling, stiffness, difficulty in walking and feeling of instability or ‘give out’. Severity and occurrence of these symptoms varies among patients.
Isolated posterior cruciate ligament injury may be treated with rest, medication and physiotherapy. In cases of persistent instability and pain or in cases of combined multiple ligament injury surgery is required. Other reason for reconstruction or repair of ligament is chances of development of premature and severe arthritis.
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