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If I have torn my acl, does this mean I probably have a torn PCL too?
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Not necessarily
It is more likely to sustain a rupture of the acl than to sustain ruptures to both ligaments.

In brief: Not necessarily
It is more likely to sustain a rupture of the acl than to sustain ruptures to both ligaments.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: No
Although the PCL may be torn with the acl, it doesn't have to be.
If it is, its a sign of a high energy injury and your knee will be a lot more mechanically unstable than if you have an isolated ACL or isolated PCL tear. An MRI is the best way to tell if one of both of the ligaments is torn.

In brief: No
Although the PCL may be torn with the acl, it doesn't have to be.
If it is, its a sign of a high energy injury and your knee will be a lot more mechanically unstable than if you have an isolated ACL or isolated PCL tear. An MRI is the best way to tell if one of both of the ligaments is torn.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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