Posterior cruciate ligament

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

The posterior cruciate ligament connects the tibia and femur. Its function is to limit the play of the tibia relative to the femur, as well as limiting the tibial external rotation and along the anterior cruciate ligament, the forces applied to restrict the movement of the knee inward or outward, especially when important the knee is flexed. PCL injury may be caused by direct trauma to the front of the tibia that may occur, for example, in an accident in which the knee is bent and a strong impact causing it to bend backwards or is forcibly deformed. When the injury is caused by high-energy trauma, it relates to more serious injuries, fractures of long bones, pelvis or postero-external injuries or other complex structures. In most cases, partial immobilization support is applied for approximately 4 or 8 weeks and once this period is carried out rehabilitation.

TOPDOCTORS utiliza cookies propias y de terceros para facilitar su experiencia como usuario de nuestra web y captar datos estadísticos mediante el análisis de sus datos de navegación. Si usted continúa con la navegación, entendemos que nos ofrece su consentimiento para el uso de cookies. Puede cambiar la configuración de cookies u obtener más información here.