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Management of PCL Injuries (ICL 1)

  • Fabrizio MargheritiniEmail author
  • Robert La Prade
  • Sven Scheffler
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Abstract

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is the primary stabilizer of the knee joint and is the major restraint to posterior tibial translation. PCL insufficiency after the ligament’s rupture modifies the knee kinematics and may result in functional limitations in sports and daily activities. The management of PCL injuries remains a matter of debate, largely due to the lack of prospective studies delineating the true natural history of the injury and the absence of randomized trials comparing the outcomes of current modes of treatment.

Keywords

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Femoral Tunnel Tibial Tunnel Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrizio Margheritini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert La Prade
    • 2
  • Sven Scheffler
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Rome “Foro Italico”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Bio Medical EngineeringVailUSA
  3. 3.SporthopaedicumBerlinGermany

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