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Is it easy to live with a PCL injury and not have it repaired?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Yes.
Many people have a completely disrupted PCL with little or no problems.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Many people have a completely disrupted PCL with little or no problems.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine

In brief: Yes

The majority of people with PCL tears do not have surgery.
There are three grades of PCL tears 1, 2, 3. The general rule is that surgery can improve your grade by one notch. Thus if you are a grade 1 or 2, then surgery probably not needed. If you are not super active and do not have symptoms then surgery not needed. Good rehab focusing on quad strength will go a long way in this injury.

In brief: Yes

The majority of people with PCL tears do not have surgery.
There are three grades of PCL tears 1, 2, 3. The general rule is that surgery can improve your grade by one notch. Thus if you are a grade 1 or 2, then surgery probably not needed. If you are not super active and do not have symptoms then surgery not needed. Good rehab focusing on quad strength will go a long way in this injury.
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Yes

Most isolated PCL tears are treated non-operatively with minimal functional limitations.

In brief: Yes

Most isolated PCL tears are treated non-operatively with minimal functional limitations.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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