Cruciate Ligament

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The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. It connects the posterior intercondylar area of the tibia to the medial condyle of the femur. This configuration allows the PCL to resist forces pushing the tibia posteriorly relative to the femur. Although relatively rare, PCL tears can occur when there is a significant impact to the front of the knee or the knee becomes dislocated. 

Treatment for posterior cruciate ligament injuries depends on the severity but is often non-surgical. However, if there is a severe injury to the PCL, an arthroscopy may be required to reconstruct the ligament.  

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