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is knee swelling a symptom of pcl (posterior cruciate ligament) injury

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
PCL: Yes you can tear either meniscus by walking wrong/misstep. The PCL is in the middle of the knee and posterior (towards the back if the knee). It funct ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Usually refers to: inflammation, thickening of surrounding tissues or irritation with mild swelling.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Popliteal Cyst: Depending on the symptoms and size of the cyst, it can be removed surgically at the same time knee can be looked inside by arthroscope for any dama ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Examination: Most good sports medicine professionals will be able to tell you whether or not your PCL is torn based on your history and the physical examination th ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
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 re ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Trauma or fall: Injuries to the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments most commonly occur because of a traumatic injury (football tackle, soccer collision, etc) o ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
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 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 dashbo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Months: Depending on how severe the PCL strain is, it may take several months for complete healing.

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