Dr. Harner describes where the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is located.
PCL stands for posterior cruciate ligament. It’s a ligament that’s within the knee; we call it intra-articular. It’s a very strong ligament. It’s about twice as large as the ACL. It’s in the back of the knee, and posterior anatomically means on the back, so that’s why it’s called the posterior cruciate ligament.
About Dr. Harner, M.D.:
Dr. Christopher D. Harner, M.D., is a Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania Professor, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Medical Director, and works in the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.