A-Z of Injuries

Knee - Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

(PCL)

The posterior cruciate ligament is in the centre of the knee joint and is less likely to get injured than the anterior cruciate. The injury usually happens with a blow to the front of the upper shin.

Signs & symptoms:

  • Trauma to the front of the shin
  • Vague unsteadiness or insecurity in the knee

Depending on the severity of the injury it can take 6-8 weeks to rehabilitate or may require surgical intervention.


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