Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) is a ligament located around the back of your knee. It connects you thigh bone (femur) to your shin bone (tibia). It stabilises your knee and allows it to function properly. It is actually one of the strongest ligaments in your knee. 

The PCL injury mainly refers to your PCL being torn or stretched.

The PCL is torn much less commonly than the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and usually causes much less problems.

If the PCL is torn without any other structures being injured in the knee, it can often be treated by exercises and physiotherapy.

25 August, 2011