Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

A Practical Guide to Management

  • Gregory C. Fanelli, MD

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Editor’s Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Anatomy and Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Christopher G. Stevens, Keith Jarbo, Kostas Economopoulos, Anikar Chhabra
      Pages 19-31
    3. Evan W. James, Christopher M. LaPrade, Adam M. Johannsen, Robert F. LaPrade
      Pages 33-45
  4. Diagnosis and Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. W. James Malone, Satre Stuelke, Robert R. Snowden, Joel S. Salesky
      Pages 75-85
  5. Non-Surgical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
  6. Surgical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Natalie L. Leong, Nima Kabir, David R. McAllister
      Pages 101-110
    3. William M. Engasser, Paul L. Sousa, Michael J. Stuart, Bruce A. Levy
      Pages 147-156
    4. Ranjodh Dhami, Robby S. Sikka, Ryan P. Dunlay, Joel L. Boyd
      Pages 157-163
    5. Dominique D. Nieves, Micah J. Lissy, Gregory S. DiFelice
      Pages 165-172
    6. Christopher J. Wahl, Paul C. Chin
      Pages 189-208
    7. Adnan Saithna, Peter B. MacDonald
      Pages 209-217
    8. Clayton W. Nuelle, James P. Stannard
      Pages 219-230
    9. Kevin N. Jiang, Scott R. Kling, Timothy L. Miller, Christopher D. Harner
      Pages 245-259
  7. Other Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Jonathan A. Godin, Kathryne J. Stabile, Claude T. Moorman III
      Pages 271-279
    3. Clay G. Nelson, Kevin F. Bonner
      Pages 281-294
    4. Chad A. Haley, Steven J. Svoboda, Brett D. Owens
      Pages 295-309
    5. Eileen A. Crawford, Edward M. Wojtys
      Pages 321-327
    6. Matthew S. Marcus, Jason L. Koh
      Pages 329-333
  8. Outcomes of Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Iftach Hetsroni, Samuel A. Taylor, Robert G. Marx
      Pages 337-346
  9. Clinical Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 359-360

About this book


Now in a revised and expanded second edition including ten new chapters, this classic text on the diagnosis and management of posterior cruciate ligament injuries represents the state of the art. Comprehensive and used-friendly, the book covers PCL anatomy and biomechanics, diagnosis and evaluation, and both surgical and non-surgical treatment strategies. Surgical chapters discuss graft selection and open and arthroscopic techniques, including both primary and revision surgery and combined reconstruction with other knee ligaments. New chapters illustrate cutting-edge and advanced surgical techniques in reconstruction and primary repair, articular cartilage resurfacing and meniscus transplant in the PCL injured knee, mechanical graft tensioning, the role of osteotomy, treatment of PCL injuries in children, results of treatment and outcomes data in PCL injuries, clinical case studies, and the editor’s experience chapter based on 24 years of treating PCL injuries. Complications, bracing and rehabilitation round out the presentation. Written and edited by leaders in the management of injuries to the knee, this will be an invaluable text for orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine practitioners alike.


All-inside technique Allograft Autograft Knee arthroscopy Lateral collateral ligament Mechanical graft tensioner Medial collateral ligament Multiple ligament injury PCL Posterior cruciate ligament Posterolateral instability Posteromedial instability

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory C. Fanelli, MD
    • 1
  1. 1.GHS OrthopaedicsDanvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12071-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12072-0
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