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How can I tell if I need to have a PCL repair?

How can I tell if I need to have a PCL repair?

Depends on symptoms: The best way to determine if you need PCL surgery is by your symptoms and what your knee feels like on physical exam. Mri or xray findings can show the injury but really how unstable the knee is during activities is really the most important thing. ...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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Can you use artificial substances to repair a pcl?

Can you use artificial substances to repair a pcl?

Not likely: Graft tissue usually is obtained from the patient or from a cadaver. Synthetic tissues (goretex) have proven unreliable for ligament reconstruction. ...Read more

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

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

Many different: There are many philosophies on ways to perform a multiligament reconstruction. No single way can be described as the best. Some prefer staged procedures versus all together. Some use more incisions. Most use donor cadaver grafts because there is no way we can donate so much of our own. I personally do everythig at one surgery with all-inside acl, all-inside double bundle PCL and 2 bundle lcl/plc. ...Read more

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I think i either tore my ACL or pcl. How do I tell for sure?

I think i either tore my ACL or pcl. How do I tell for sure?

A good exam then MRI: Although most people think a MRI is necessary to diagnose a torn acl, most knee specialists can tell from a couple of simple test that can be done. With a high suspicion, a MRI is often then ordered and used then to confirm the findings of the exam. My suggestion for you is to see a md who is well trained and experienced in acl's and even revision surgery. Get their opinion. ...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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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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Can the same doctor that does an ACL repair do a PCL repair?

Can the same doctor that does an ACL repair do a PCL repair?

Yes: An orthopedic surgeon is a specialist in sports medicine who is trained to take care of knee injuries like ligament tears involving the the acl, pcl, mcl, and lcl, or torn cartilage. Treatement may involve surgery, which is common with ACL injuries, or it may be non-surgical, which is more common with PCL injuries. ...Read more

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I ruptured and damaged my MCL beyond repair, dislodged all cartilage in my knee, ruptured my ACL, damaged my PCL and unattached and damaged my patella tendon. I got badly tripped and would like to know what I would feel if I had re-damaged the patella ten

I ruptured and damaged my MCL beyond repair, dislodged all cartilage in my knee, ruptured my ACL, damaged my PCL and unattached and damaged my patella tendon. I got badly tripped and would like to know what I would feel if I had re-damaged the patella ten

Depends: Injury and pain is felt differently by different people. If you have not had the previous injuries repaired,it may be difficult to feel any significant difference. The function of your knee(being able to straighten it and hold it off the ground while sitting) may be affected with a patellar tendon injury -but may not be. An MRI is sometimes the only way to see the injury. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the process of repairing a pcl?

What is the process of repairing a pcl?

Arthroscopic surgery: For the most part, PCL reconstruction is carried out arthroscopically. The procedure typically takes about 90 minutes and most patients can go home the same day. Postoperatively, physical therapy is required for approximately 6-8 weeks. Return to sports can happen typically after 6 months. ...Read more

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