4 doctors weighed in:

Can you get by without having a PCL surgery?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott m Smith
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: More often than not

Acl surgery is an effective and safe treatment for ACL injury.
Often those results are transferred to PCL surgery. Not so. Pcl surgery is difficult, not reproducible, and often unsuccessful. Unless a patient has significant instability, rehabilitation, strength and activity modification are the treatments of choice.

In brief: More often than not

Acl surgery is an effective and safe treatment for ACL injury.
Often those results are transferred to PCL surgery. Not so. Pcl surgery is difficult, not reproducible, and often unsuccessful. Unless a patient has significant instability, rehabilitation, strength and activity modification are the treatments of choice.
Dr. Scott m Smith
Dr. Scott m Smith
Thank
Dr. John Richards
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Yes

Usually.

In brief: Yes

Usually.
Dr. John Richards
Dr. John Richards
Thank
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Surgery is usually not necessary.
The PCL prevents posterior translation of the shin bone (tibia) beneath the thigh bone (femur). Fortunately the back of the knee is highly reinforced with other structures that do the same thing, so a PCL tear is not as critical as an ACL tear. Occasionally surgery is necessary, but fortunately this type of injury can typically be treated with rehab alone.

In brief: Yes

Surgery is usually not necessary.
The PCL prevents posterior translation of the shin bone (tibia) beneath the thigh bone (femur). Fortunately the back of the knee is highly reinforced with other structures that do the same thing, so a PCL tear is not as critical as an ACL tear. Occasionally surgery is necessary, but fortunately this type of injury can typically be treated with rehab alone.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
Thank
Read more answers from doctors