PCL Injury | Posterior Cruciate Ligament | Orthopedic Knee Specialists Manhattan New York City NY
The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), located on the back of the knee, is one of several ligaments connecting the femur to the tibia. As the strongest ligament in the knee, the PCL is injured less often than other ligaments. This ligament is typically injured due to trauma, accident, or a severe fall and, in most cases, occurs alongside other knee injuries. Torn PCL’s may be reconstructed using an autograft (tissue from the patient) or an allograft (tissue from a donor or cadaver). The graft is secured to the exterior of the femur, threaded through the head of the fibula then secured with special surgical screws and sutures. Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu, an orthopedic knee specialist, has extensive experience in treating patients with a PCL injury.
Patient Education: PCL Injury