Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries are less common than anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and generally are not as debilitating. The PCL is important for stability of the knee and for maintaining the tibia in its correct position anterior to the femur.


The PCL is one ligament that consists of two distinct bundles, one bundle working in flexion and the other working more in extension. The ligament originates from the femur and inserts on the back of the tibia.


The PCL is the primary restraint to posterior tibial translation. The lateral collateral ...

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