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If I continue to walk around on a tore pcl, will it cause more or long term damage?
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No
Most PCL injuries are minimally symptomatic so simply walking around shouldn't be a problem. Pcl deficient knees are weakest or most symptomatic when going up and down stairs or hills.
You can minimize this with a good rehab program which would include quadriceps strengthening.

In brief: No
Most PCL injuries are minimally symptomatic so simply walking around shouldn't be a problem. Pcl deficient knees are weakest or most symptomatic when going up and down stairs or hills.
You can minimize this with a good rehab program which would include quadriceps strengthening.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Greg Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Usually not
If you have instability symptoms with activities of daily living then damage may be occurring.
Most isolated PCL injuries do not lead to long term damage.

In brief: Usually not
If you have instability symptoms with activities of daily living then damage may be occurring.
Most isolated PCL injuries do not lead to long term damage.
Dr. Greg Hicken
Dr. Greg Hicken
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