Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a ligament in the knee that connects the thighbone to the shinbone. It provides stability to the back of the knee and can be injured due to sudden impact to the front of the knee or from direct trauma to the knee.

What causes Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)?

PCL injuries are often caused by direct impact to the front of the knee, such as in a car accident or sports-related collision. Twisting or hyperextension of the knee can also cause PCL injuries.

Ways to prevention Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
  • Strengthen the muscles around the knee through exercise and physical therapy.
  • Use appropriate protective gear such as knee braces and pads.
  • Warm up and stretch before physical activity.
  • Avoid sudden changes in direction or twisting movements.
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Symptoms
  • Pain and tenderness on the inner side of the knee.
  • Swelling and bruising around the knee.
  • Stiffness and difficulty moving the knee.
  • A feeling of instability or giving way in the knee.
When to See the Doctor
  • If there is severe pain and swelling in the knee.
  • If the knee feels unstable or gives way.
  • If there is difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected leg.
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Surgery options

PCL reconstruction surgery involves replacing the damaged ligament with a graft from another part of the body or from a donor.

How Dr. Kunal Patel Can Help

Dr. Patel specializes in sports medicine and can provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. He uses the latest technology and techniques to perform minimally invasive PCL reconstruction surgery and other procedures. Dr. Patel works with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan based on their medical history, lifestyle, and individual goals. With his experience and expertise, Dr. Patel can help patients achieve optimal outcomes and return to their activities as soon as possible.Best Knee Replacement Surgeon in Chennai