Posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction involves using graft material to refashion and replace a damaged posterior cruciate ligament.
Posterior cruciate (PCL) injuries are typically combined with other ligamentous, meniscal and cartilage injuries. Isolated grade I or II PCL injuries can usually be treated without surgery. However, when more severe tears occur together with other ligament or meniscus injury surgery is indicated.
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