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What are the common symptoms of posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injuries ?
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Pain instability
Acute injuries will cause swelling of the knee and possible bruising behind the knee.
Once it has settled down the main symptoms are instability of the knee or feeling like it will give out.

In brief: Pain instability
Acute injuries will cause swelling of the knee and possible bruising behind the knee.
Once it has settled down the main symptoms are instability of the knee or feeling like it will give out.
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