Dr. Harner explains common treatments for posterior cruciate ligament tears.
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Here as well is operative and non-operative treatment. So, if the patient has a PCL injured knee undergoes therapy, the therapy would be basically range of motion and strengthening. And the muscle group that you really focus on with PCL tear is this called the quadriceps, that's the big muscle on the thigh in your front. We really focus on getting that strong. And majority of the patients that have isolated PCL injured knees do well with that. Surgical treatment on the other hand is a whole another story. And surgical treatment involves ligament reconstruction which we can do arthroscopically. And we usually use either donor tissue and sometimes we use the patients own tissue to do the surgery. After the surgery, the treatments thoroughly similar to the treatment of someone who has an isolated PCL injured knee, but we have focused on the quadriceps muscles.