Clinical Evaluation of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries


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Abstract

SummaryDiagnostic evaluation of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries includes a thorough understanding of injury mechanisms, examination techniques, x-ray and imaging options, and an organized and systematic approach to classifying injury patterns. This article reviews the principals of diagnostic evaluation of posterior cruciate ligament injuries including isolated and combined injuries. Classification of these injury patterns is helpful in determining appropriate treatment and prognosis.

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