Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

It is the injury of the ligament which connect your thighbone to your tibia along with anterior cruciate ligament. Posterior cruciate ligament injury instable the knee joint cause severe pain and swelling around knee joint.


Below mention are the signs and symptoms of posterior cruciate ligament injury:Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Instability in knee joint
  • Pain
  • Swelling around the joint
  • Joint stiffness

Causes of posterior cruciate ligament injury include:

  • Sports injury occur in athletes
  • Motor vehicle accidents

If left unchecked it may cause the irreversible damage to the knee joint and its associated structure.


After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor recommends the following test to check the intensity of disease:

  • Arthroscopy to check the extent of injury
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan to see the images is soft tissue
  • X-ray

Treatment options include:

  • Medication to relieve the pain and reduce the inflammation
  • Physical therapy to improve the stability and mobility
  • Surgery to reconstruct the ligament
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following home remedies will help you:

  • Elevation knee to reduce swelling
  • Rest
  • Icing to reduce the redness and swelling
  • Compression with elastic bandage
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