What is it?

A Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (PCL) tear refers to an injury of the posterior cruciate ligament, which is one of the four major ligaments in the knee. PCL tears often occur with other ligament tears and not as a sole tear.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of a PCL tear may include pain, swelling, instability, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg.


PCL occurs due to a strong force impacting the front of the knee, such as during a car accident or sports-related trauma, or fall onto a bent knee.


Treatment options for a PCL tear vary depending on the severity of the injury, but they can include rest, physical therapy, bracing, and in some cases, surgical repair. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of a PCL tear.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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