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Is it easy to live with a PCL injury and not have it repaired?

Is it easy to live with a PCL injury and not have it repaired?

Yes: Yes. Many people have a completely disrupted PCL with little or no problems. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to repair an acl, pcl, & lcl injury?

Which is the best way to repair an acl, pcl, & lcl injury?

It depends.: You should see an ortrhopedic sports medicine knee surgeon, who can put together a game plan. You'll probably need surgery, but every case differs when you have a 3 ligament knee injury. ...Read more

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What are exercises to avoid with a PCL injury?

What are exercises to avoid with a PCL injury?

Don't: Wakeboard or perform exercises hyper-extending the knee. ...Read more

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With a PCL injury---is surgery the best option?

With a PCL injury---is surgery the best option?

Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What could cause posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injury ?

What could cause posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injury ?

Force!: The PCL is probably the strongest ligament in the knee. It requires a significant amount of force or energy to cause it to tear. Pcl tears are far less common than anterior cruciate ligament (acl) tears. ...Read more

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How can you prevent posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injury ?

How can you prevent posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injury ?

You can't :-(: Tears of the PCL will occur if a significant amount of energy is placed across the knee and in the right direction. Like if your knee hits the dashboard in car accident. That will push your shin backwards and potentially tear your pcl. Pcl tears can not be prevented. ...Read more

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When is PCL knee reconstruction necessary after a sports injury?

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When is PCL knee reconstruction necessary after a sports injury?

Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically treated?

How is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically treated?

Depends on laxity: If you have an acute (recent) PCL tear that does not cause much laxity, you will probably be treated with physical therapy that stresses aggressive rehabilitation of the quadriceps muscles, which are in the front of the thigh. Acute PCL tear that causes significant laxity or if you have injured more than one ligament, you may need surgery to repair or reconstruct your pcl. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries?

What are the common causes of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries?

Trauma or fall: Injuries to the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments most commonly occur because of a traumatic injury (football tackle, soccer collision, etc) or a traumatic fall (skiing or snowboarding fall). Another cause could be from an auto accident (where the knees strike the lower dashboard area. Certainly there are other mechanisms for these injuries as well. ...Read more

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Help! i can't bend knee above 40 degree is it normal ? I was on full cast for 6 weeks, then 4 weeks in immobilizer just removed, i had PCL injury.

Help! i can't bend knee above 40 degree is it normal ? I was on full cast for 6 weeks, then 4 weeks in immobilizer just removed, i had PCL injury.

Arthrofibrosis: You have what's called arthrofibrosis caused by your prolonged immobilization. The next step for you is physical therapy aimed at restoring your range of motion. If this is not effective you may need a manipulation under anesthesia or an arthroscopy to break up the scar tissue. Let's hope you get it accomplished through physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do for my knee ligament injuries (acl, mcl, pcl) to make the surround areas stronger?

What can I do for my knee ligament injuries (acl, mcl, pcl) to make the surround areas stronger?

See below: Strengthen the surrounding muscles of the knee as well as you can. This will help keep the injured ligaments in place due to the increased muscle tone surround the knee. Obviously, the older you are , the harder and longer this may take. See your orthopedist and physical therapists for more help. ...Read more

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MRI(March) shws grade 1,2,3 meniscal dmge, partial pcl, complete ACL tear (soccer injury in jan) Srgn says MRI inaccurate(sept),askd me 2 play. Shd i?

MRI(March) shws grade 1,2,3 meniscal dmge, partial pcl, complete ACL tear (soccer injury in jan) Srgn says MRI inaccurate(sept),askd me 2 play. Shd i?

MRIs: are generally very accurate for detecting meniscal and ligament tears of the knee. You can always get a second opinion interpretation of the MRI, or, since it was 6 months ago, try to get a new MRI. Things may have changed since then. Otherwise, see an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injuries ?

What are the common symptoms of posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injuries ?

Varies, usually none: Symptoms of a PCL rupture can vary. It may be associated with pain, swelling and a feeling of unsteadiness, but more often than not they may have no noticeable symptoms. Some report a feeling of unsteadyness or insecurity, others pain around the knee cap. Some report pain when running, especially slowing down/stopping, going up/down stairs or ramps, or squatting/kneeling. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there's thickening with linear hyperintensities of the ACL and high grade intrasubstance ACL/PCL injury?

What does it mean if there's thickening with linear hyperintensities of the ACL and high grade intrasubstance ACL/PCL injury?

Possible tear: The concern is that you may have torn your ACL and PCL ligaments, which are major stabilizers of the knee. I would be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. An exam can help determine how stable your knee is. The surgeon can review your MRI with you and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Acl/pcl healing: If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well as the demand that is exacted on these ligaments. Whether one is symptomatic with these injuries is in large part measured by the degree of activity in which a patient participates in and the number of hours one is actively engaged. ...Read more

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Sir/ma'am, my dad had sports injury that caused PCL tear in the left knee suggest any remedy.

Sir/ma'am, my dad had sports injury that caused PCL tear in the left knee suggest any remedy.

PCL tear: With isolated PCL tear, current recommendations are physical therapy with quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. If he has a concomitant acl tear, he may need a reconstruction of both. If there is pre-existing arthritis with malalignment of his knee, he may require a total knee replacement. It can be a complex algorithm depending on the alignment of his knee and what his x-rays show. ...Read more

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Knee Injury 2-2014. Just had new mri. Suspect mild strain of ACL & pcl. Very small joint effusion. Can you explain this?

Knee Injury 2-2014. Just had new mri. Suspect mild strain of ACL & pcl. Very small joint effusion. Can you explain this?

Sounds like: it means mild injury to ligaments. If you are having symptoms, you need medical evaluation, because these finding do not fully explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Knee injury. MRI report  "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Definition)

The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is one of the main central ligaments within the knee that originates on the femur and inserts on the back of the tibia. The PCL prevents the ...Read more