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Should my knee get almost completely stiff after a PCL operation?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No

Following a PCL reconstruction you should have close to normal range of motion.

In brief: No

Following a PCL reconstruction you should have close to normal range of motion.
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine

In brief: Most likely will

Stiffness after PCL surgery is common because moving and loading the knee too much will not allow the ligament to heal very tightly.
Generally, the surgery is done to tighten the knee and thus it will get stiff. After the PCL heals usually the knee is loosened up through rehab and physical therapy.

In brief: Most likely will

Stiffness after PCL surgery is common because moving and loading the knee too much will not allow the ligament to heal very tightly.
Generally, the surgery is done to tighten the knee and thus it will get stiff. After the PCL heals usually the knee is loosened up through rehab and physical therapy.
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