Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

Diagnosis & Treatment that You Can Trust

Optimal bone, joint and ligament health is significant for humans through childhood to old age for leading a healthy & good quality of life. We at Omni Hospitals understand how important it is to treat and take care of bones, muscles, joints and ligaments, especially in case of injury or trauma in our patients. Our medical and surgical specialists at Omni Hospital carefully treat injuries of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) through surgical intervention and rehabilitation under professional therapists and healthcare providers.

Here is a brief account of this medical injury.

What is a Posterior Cruciate Ligament (or PCL) injury?

The posterior Cruciate Ligament, or PCL, connects the upper part of the leg with the lower part of the leg. This helps keep your legs moving smoothly and aids in locomotion. When the PCL is torn or sprained due to trauma such as falling or hitting, you experience pain and inflammation that can be unbearable in many cases.

How are you affected by PCL injury?

Since PCL helps to walk, you may have temporary locomotory issues but persistent pain, swelling, and mild or severe discomfort also be present.

Patient Care is our Topmost Priority

At Omni, when it comes to the treatment of sensitive injuries, such as in the PCL, you can put your faith in our medical professionals to provide you with the best treatment, care and post-treatment rehabilitation. Our all-inclusive approach aims for a quick, pain-free, successful recovery for you to return to your normal routine as soon as possible. Sometimes, surgery may not even be required!

How is PCL injury diagnosed?

Patients with PCL injury often come in with severe leg pain and swelling. Diagnosis is first based on physical tests performed by our medical professionals along with certain imaging tests to determine the extent of damage, such as:

  • X-Ray
  • MRI
  • CT Scan.

Management & Treatment of PCL Injury

At Omni, treatment is based on the diagnosis, age, and extent of injury, which is well-managed under the supervision of our highly experienced doctors with extensive medical expertise. Some treatment approaches include:

  • Crutch support
  • Knee braces
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery (Knee Arthroscopy)

Why Choose Omni Hospitals?

Omni Hospital has been a trailblazer since its inception. We provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services along with all-round care to patients with a wide range of physical problems and health conditions. Our team of extensively trained, widely experienced doctors offer the best treatment plan for PCL injury.

Backed by a well-equipped laboratory for testing and surgery purposes, along with well-trained healthcare staff supporting 24/7, we have been providing patients with extensive medical and therapeutic care with a customised plan for holistic recovery. Patient care and confidentiality are our topmost concerns, and we assure you of providing seamless treatment and care for every problem.

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  • Is PCL injury very painful?

Depending on the severity of the PCL injury, there may be mild discomfort or severe pain. It is best to get the treatment done by a top doctor in case you have received trauma at the leg joints and experience pain for a longer time than normal.

  • Do patients need surgery for PCL injury?

Patients often do not require surgery for PCL injury. Using knee braces or clutches may be enough, along with physical therapy.

  • What is the recovery time after PCL injury treatment?

If the PCL injury is not severe, it may take about two to four weeks to recover completely. However, if the PCL injury turns out to be severe, it may take 6-9 months to recover fully.

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