While a PCL injury can significantly inhibit movement and disrupt your daily tasks, it is generally treatable, even without surgery. It is crucial to consult an orthopaedic specialist as early as possible to avoid complications later on.Book Appointment
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is one of the four main ligaments that provide stability in your knee joint. The PCL is located in the back of your knee joint and connects the thigh bone to your shinbone.
A PCL injury is a rupture of the ligament tissues that connect the shinbone and the thigh bone. PCL injuries are less common compared to other knee ligament injuries.
If only your PCL is injured, non-surgical treatment options are generally adequate to promote healing (especially for less severe PCL tears).
Some of these treatment options include:
Surgery is rarely performed on PCL injuries due to the technical difficulty of the surgery. This is because of the location of the PCL in the knee. However, surgical reconstruction of the PCL may be required for severe PCL tears (Grade 3) or if you have suffered other ligament damages apart from a torn PCL.
Surgical reconstruction of the PCL is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting a small, thin camera (arthroscope) into the knee through tiny incisions. Your surgeon will be able to inspect your torn PCL clearly.
A knee specialist will conduct a physical examination of your knee, which includes several motion tests to check for your knee’s stability, range of motion and any signs of pain.
Further imaging tests such as an x-ray or MRI scan may be performed to determine the severity of your injury and identify any other damages in your knee.
Senior Consultant, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)
Dr. Ong Kee Leong is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He subspecializes in shoulder and knee, foot and ankle, hand wrist and elbow surgeries, arthroscopic sports surgery, and the management of sports-related injuries.
He has been registered with the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011.
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