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Arthoscopic PCL Reconstruction

Treatment for PCL injuries

A PCL injury can be diagnosed imaging techniques such as MRI, X-ray and following a physical examination. In case of acute PCL injuries, where other ligaments in the knee are not affected can be treated with physical therapy and rest.

PCL surgery is preferred in the following cases-

  • Tear
  • Injuries to more than one ligament
  • Chronic PCL looseness in athletes
  • Displaced PCL avulsion fracture

PCL reconstruction involves procedures to replace the damaged ligaments with soft tendons collected from other parts of the body. The procedure is performed by arthroscopy – ‘keyhole’ surgery. Avulsion fractures are fixed through open technique.