PCL Reconstruction

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Overview

The posterior cruciate ligament, or PCL, is often damaged when a direct blow is sustained to the front of the knee, pushing the tibia backwards and tearing the PCL.

Left unattended a knee without a PCL will often develop osteoarthritis involving the patellofemoral joint and the medial joint space.

Functional instability is a critical issue. For patients who develop instability or collapsing in their knee joint following a PCL injury surgery is often the best option.

Surgery

PCL surgery or PCL reconstruction carries with it its own set of specific challenges. The PCL reconstructive surgery aims to stabilise the knee joint, prevent instability and defer or avoid altogether osteoarthritis developing in the knee joint as the patient gets older.

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