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Will a dislocated knee also cause a PCL tear most of the time?
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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Pcl tears typically result from a dislocated knee.
In knee dislocations, multiple ligaments are torn including the acl, pcl, and one of the collateral ligaments. Isolated PCL injuries are somewhat rare and usually occur from a direct blow to the top of knee such as a dashboard impact during a car accident or a fall directly onto a bent knee.

In brief: Yes
Pcl tears typically result from a dislocated knee.
In knee dislocations, multiple ligaments are torn including the acl, pcl, and one of the collateral ligaments. Isolated PCL injuries are somewhat rare and usually occur from a direct blow to the top of knee such as a dashboard impact during a car accident or a fall directly onto a bent knee.
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes
The PCL is typically torn whether there is an anterior or posterior knee dislocation.
There are a few rare reports of the PCL being intact following a knee dislocation, but they have been reported because they are so rare.

In brief: Yes
The PCL is typically torn whether there is an anterior or posterior knee dislocation.
There are a few rare reports of the PCL being intact following a knee dislocation, but they have been reported because they are so rare.
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