Posterior Cruciate Ligament. By; Maria Guzman. The Posterior Cruciate Ligaments (PCL). Is one of a pair of ligaments that are found in the middle of the knee. Originates on the posterior (back) tibia (shin bone) and attaches on the anterior (front) femur ( thigh bone).
By; Maria Guzman
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a powerful ligament extending from the top-rear surface of the tibia to the bottom-front surface of the femur. The ligament prevents the knee joint from posterior instability.
For example, dislocated knee and torn multiple ligaments including the posterior cruciate ligament.
Rebuilding the ligament. sewing the ligament ends back together does not usually heal, a torn PCL must be rebuilt.
doctor will replace the torn ligament with a tissue graft. This graft is taken from another part of your body, or from another human donor (cadaver). It can take several months for the graft to heal into your bone.
Procedure. Surgery to rebuild a PCL is done with an arthroscope using small incisions. Arthroscopic surgery is less invasive. The benefits of less invasive techniques include less pain from surgery, less time spent in the hospital, and quicker recovery times.Surgical Treatment