II. Epidemiology

  1. Uncommon injury

III. Mechanism of injury

  1. Direct Trauma to proximal tibia
  2. Occurs when flexed knee decelerates rapidly
    1. Hyperflexion
    2. Fall on flexed knee

IV. Signs

V. Radiology: Knee XRay

  1. Lateral XRay evaluates for tibial avulsion Fracture

VI. Management

  1. Knee Immobilization for short period (extension splint)
  2. Knee Brace
  3. Quadriceps strengthening Exercises
  4. Surgery Indications (rarely indicated)
    1. Displaced tibial avulsion Fracture

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Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
SnomedCT 239726006
English Deficiency post cruciate lig, PCL - Post cruciate lig def, Deficiency of posterior cruciate ligament, PCL - Posterior cruciate ligament deficiency, Deficiency of posterior cruciate ligament (disorder)
Spanish deficiencia del ligamento cruzado posterior (trastorno), deficiencia del ligamento cruzado posterior

Ontology: Rupture of posterior cruciate ligament (C0409316)

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
ICD10 S83.54
SnomedCT 239727002
English PCL - Post cruciate lig ruptur, Rupture post cruciate ligament, Tear post cruciate ligament, cruciate ligament posterior tears, posterior cruciate ligament tear, rupture of posterior cruciate ligament, Caudal cruciate ligament tear, PCL - Posterior cruciate ligament rupture, Rupture of posterior cruciate ligament, Tear of posterior cruciate ligament, Rupture of posterior cruciate ligament (disorder)
Spanish ruptura del ligamento cruzado posterior (trastorno), ruptura del ligamento cruzado posterior