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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Treatments

Treatment

Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment will depend on the type and severity of PCL injury, but typical treatment options include:

RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)

This treatment is recommended for only minor tears. Crutches may also be needed to alleviate straining the area while it is healing. Over-the-counter pain relievers may also be taken to reduce pain and swelling.

Surgery

Surgery may be required to stabilize a torn PCL. Surgery may require reconstruction of the ligament, or reattachment of the ligament with tiny screws.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2020 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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