Posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction involves using graft material to refashion and replace a damaged posterior cruciate ligament.

hamstrings graft being quadrupled
Reconstruction is generally undertaken using a hamstrings tendon from the same patient, which is folded to produce an appropriate length and width.

 

Posterior cruciate ligament injury

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.

Synonyms: 
PCL reconstruction
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An interpretation of a published medical article on the posteromedial corner of the knee.

Graft choice for cruciate ligament reconstruction

There are different options for cruciate ligament reconstruction, both in terms of the procedure and also the graft material.

An 'interpretation' of a 2006 medical article outlining the important anatomy of the important posterolateral corner of the knee, and the surgical procedures that are relevant there.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Posterior Cruciate Ligament: Current Concepts Review. Pache S, Aman ZS, Kennedy M, Nakama GY, Moatshe G, Ziegler C, MD and LaPrade RF, PhD. Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2018 Jan; 6(1): 8–18.

Long-term results of posterior cruciate ligament tear with or without reconstruction: A nationwide, population-based cohort study. Wang S-H, Chien W-C, Chung C-H, Wang Y-C, Lin L-C, Pan R-Y. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10): e0205118.


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