Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury

Alternative Names

Cruciate ligament injury – posterior; PCL injury; Knee injury – posterior cruciate ligament (PCL); Hyperextended knee

Definition of Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury

A posterior cruciate ligament injury is a partial or complete tearing or stretching of any part of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/10/2009

Arthroscopy
Posterior cruciate ligament of the knee

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