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Posterior Cruciate Ligament injury (PCL)

The posterior cruciate ligament is a small band that connects the high bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia).  A PCL tear is due to a direct blow to the front of the knee (like falling on a bent knee in sports), pulling or stretching of the ligament, or a misstep.  A twisting or overextension of the knee may make it so the person can not bare full weight on the knee.  The PCL is the strongest ligament in the knee meaning that injuries are generally due to trauma or backwards bending of the knee, or a force upon the knee such as a car accident.  A PCL tear usually ranges from a partial tear to a complete tear.  

Symptoms of a PCL injury

Treatment for PCL Injury