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What could cause posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injury ?
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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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 less common than anterior cruciate ligament (acl) tears.

In brief: 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 less common than anterior cruciate ligament (acl) tears.
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luks
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
In brief: Accidents and falls
Pcl injuries are typically caused by knee dislocations, car accidents when the knee hits a dashboard, and falls directly onto the bent knee.
Anything that would case the leg (tibia) to move backwards from a directly blow could cause a PCL injury.

In brief: Accidents and falls
Pcl injuries are typically caused by knee dislocations, car accidents when the knee hits a dashboard, and falls directly onto the bent knee.
Anything that would case the leg (tibia) to move backwards from a directly blow could cause a PCL injury.
Dr. James Chen
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