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Posterior cruciate ligament Reconstruction


The posterior cruciate ligament or PCL is a ligament present within the knee that prevents the femur bone from sliding off the tibia and the displacement of tibia posterior to the femur, the common cause of injury to the PCL is a bent knee hitting a dashboard in a car accident or a football player falling on a knee that is bent from the fall. PCL reconstruction surgery consists of replacing the torn PCL with the patient’s own tissues or an allograft. Surgery to rebuild a posterior cruciate ligament is performed with an arthroscope using several small incisions.