Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries

Strong bands of tissue called "ligaments" help stabilize the bones that form the knee joint. One of these ligaments is called the "PCL." It helps connect the femur to the tibia. If you stretch or tear a PCl, your knee may become unstable.

What are PCL injuries?

This detailed video describes PCL injuries, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment depends on your needs. Some injuries can heal on their own. You may benefit from options such as rest, a knee brace and physical therapy. If these aren't helpful, you may need surgery to repair the ligament. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.