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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tears

When the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) is injured, typically a result of falling directly on a bent knee, such as while playing sports including soccer, hockey, football, and while skiing, the damage can range from minor knee pain, to a complete PCL rupture. While minor strains to the PCL may heal on their own, a complete PCL rupture will require Dr. Nadel to perform an Anatomically Correct Reconstruction (ACR) of the ligament using a graft. Like other knee injuries, PCL Tears are rarely isolated injuries. They are typically accompanied by cartilage damage, or a meniscus tear, which Dr. Nadel will also be able to repair with Arthroscopic Surgery.