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Can you get by without having a PCL surgery?

Can you get by without having a PCL surgery?

More often than not: Acl surgery is an effective and safe treatment for ACL injury. Often those results are transferred to PCL surgery. Not so. Pcl surgery is difficult, not reproducible, and often unsuccessful. Unless a patient has significant instability, rehabilitation, strength and activity modification are the treatments of choice. ...Read more

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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


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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 are all the benefits of having a PCL reconstruction surgery vs just leaving it alone?

What are all the benefits of having a PCL reconstruction surgery vs just leaving it alone?

Quite 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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If an ACL has torn and reattached to the PCL is surgery needed?

If an ACL has torn and reattached to the PCL is surgery needed?

Usually: Acl will generally scar down to the pcl. The need for surgery is based on stability, other injuries, lifestyle. ...Read more

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What's PCL reconstruction surgery?

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What's PCL reconstruction surgery?

Restoring stability: There are many different methods for PCL reconstructions, depending on the surgeon you go to. There are single versus double bundle, bone block versus soft tissue, and various numbers are sizes of incisions. I tend to perform an all-inside minimally invasive PCL reconstruction using a double bundle configuration. Most of my patients have minimal pain after surgery, however, there rehab is the same. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are all the benefits of having a PCL reconstruction surgery?

Can you tell me which are all the benefits of having a PCL reconstruction surgery?

If you have PCL: Injury , you know your problem already that needs correction , posterior cruciate ligament ( PCL ) maintains stability of knee joint along with acl , prevents the roll back of femur , even in total knee arthroplasty , some surgeons preserve this ligament ...Read more

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Is it possible that i walk again after acl/pcl/lcl reconstruction surgery after 6 weeks?

Is it possible that i walk again after acl/pcl/lcl reconstruction surgery after 6 weeks?

You should: You should be able to walk by 6 weeks after surgery. But consult your surgeon, because everyone has different protocols. ...Read more

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Is surgery the best option for a torn posterior cruciate ligament?

Is surgery the best option for a torn posterior cruciate ligament?

It depends: This depends on the degree of the tear, associated injuries, and the type of activity that you desire to return to. Generally, partial and low-grade isolated PCL injuries can be rehabbed and braced. High-grade or complete PCL injuries or lower-grade injuries which result in persistent instability may be better treated with surgical reconstruction. Talk to your orthopedist regarding your situation. ...Read more

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Hey docs, just wanted to know if I could walk again after acl/pcl/lcl reconstruction surgery after 6 weeks?

Depends : You had a very big surgery. It really depends on your docs protocol, how it was fixed, and a few other factors. I generally let patients bear some weight and have them use crutches ...Read more

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Months ago I had acl, PCL and lcl surgery which are the main ligaments. What is chance I can play ball again?

Months ago I had acl, PCL and lcl surgery which are the main ligaments. What is chance I can play ball again?

Multi lig knee: Your knee may never be truly 100% again. Tearing 3 of the 4 big ligaments is a serious injury. Thr bring said, surgical reconstruction may get you back to playing even if your knee is not 100%. ...Read more

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