The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) is also one of the ligaments connecting the thighbone to the shinbone. It is located at the back of the knee.
Along with the other ligaments of the knee, it maintains stability and prevents the thigh and shin bones from moving out of the place.
It takes a powerful force to injure your PCL, and they are caused by a blow to your knee front when bent.
It could happen by extending the knee beyond its normal range of movement, direct contact with the opponent while playing sports and falling forward with the knee bent.
How do you know if you have a PCL injury?
You may experience:
- Instability in the knee
- Swelling and soreness
- Walking in difficulty
- Non-surgical treatments include immobilization, and physiotherapy to strengthen the leg muscles and restore knee function.
- Surgical treatment is usually advisable when the knee is unstable. Surgery is Arthroscopic PCL reconstruction with Hamstring Graft.