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

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. John McDonald
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Pcl tears are not as commonly reconstructed as acl tears.
Consequently, many general orthopaedic surgeons feel comfortable doing acl's but will refer PCL reconstructions to their sports fellowship trained partners.

In brief: Maybe

Pcl tears are not as commonly reconstructed as acl tears.
Consequently, many general orthopaedic surgeons feel comfortable doing acl's but will refer PCL reconstructions to their sports fellowship trained partners.
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Yes-see specialist

A knee/sports med specialist (ortho w/sports med fellowship) has expertise in ligament reconstruction.
Surgery for acl/pcl is reconstruction not repair, meaning new ligaments are made w graft (tears not sewn together). Pclr is less common, more technically demanding, so you want an expert; the picture here is an acl recon with bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft, the native PCL is behind it.

In brief: Yes-see specialist

A knee/sports med specialist (ortho w/sports med fellowship) has expertise in ligament reconstruction.
Surgery for acl/pcl is reconstruction not repair, meaning new ligaments are made w graft (tears not sewn together). Pclr is less common, more technically demanding, so you want an expert; the picture here is an acl recon with bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft, the native PCL is behind it.
Dr. Theodore Shybut
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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually

Pcl reconstruction is much less common than acl.
The techniques are similar but experience doing PCL surgery is necessary. Always ask the surgeon how many he does routinely.

In brief: Usually

Pcl reconstruction is much less common than acl.
The techniques are similar but experience doing PCL surgery is necessary. Always ask the surgeon how many he does routinely.
Dr. Greg Hicken
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: ACL PCL

Yes the same doctor can repair both the acl and the PCL as long as he is qualified.
Pcl surgery is less common and more demanding than an acl surgery.

In brief: ACL PCL

Yes the same doctor can repair both the acl and the PCL as long as he is qualified.
Pcl surgery is less common and more demanding than an acl surgery.
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