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Pcl Reconstruction (Overview)

Posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) reconstruction is surgery to replace (not repair) the ligament that keeps the leg from translating backwards behind the thighbone. This is typically done when the patient is functional unstable on the leg due to a tear of the pcl. The ligament is replaced by a tendon graft either taken from the patient themselves or one prepared by a tissue bank from a cadaver.


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What is the definition or description of: PCL reconstruction?

What is the definition or description of: PCL reconstruction?

Ligament surgery : Posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) reconstruction is surgery to replace (not repair) the ligament that keeps the leg from translating backwards behind the thighbone. This is typically done when the patient is functional unstable on the leg due to a tear of the pcl. The ligament is replaced by a tendon graft either taken from the patient themselves or one prepared by a tissue bank from a cadaver. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Lu
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Pcl Reconstruction (Overview)

Posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) reconstruction is surgery to replace (not repair) the ligament that keeps the leg from translating backwards behind the thighbone. This is typically done when the patient is functional unstable on the leg due to a tear of the pcl. The ligament is replaced by a tendon graft either taken from the patient themselves or one prepared by a tissue bank from a cadaver.


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What are some things that could make PCL reconstruction dangerous?

What are some things that could make PCL reconstruction dangerous?

PCL reconstruction: The potential dangers from PCL reconstruction are nerve or vascular damage during the surgery. Make sure your doctor is board certified and has had experience with PCL surgeries. ...Read more

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How is a PCL reconstruction performed?

How is a PCL reconstruction performed?

Same as ACL: 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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Will I get a medical discharge from the army after having PCL reconstruction?

Will I get a medical discharge from the army after having PCL reconstruction?

Not if knee stable: Returning to full duty in the army is definitely expected after successful PCL reconstruction surgery. You will be on a T3 profile for upwards of 3-6 months, and gradually allowed to return to all training activities and be worldwide deployable by 9-12 months. I performed over 100 PCL reconstructions before retiring from the army and the majority of the soldiers avoided a medical discharge. ...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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Is it possible that i get a medical discharge from the army after having PCL reconstruction?

Are you disabled ?: Then after army medical examination , if they found you unfit to perform your duties , yes possible. See your army medical officer for evaluation..Remember army has lots of desk jobs ...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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Which doctors have experience with ACL and PCL reconstruction?

Acl pcl: An orthopedic doctor who has completed a sports medicine fellowship can take care of an acl/pcl injury. ...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