Posterolateral Corner Repair

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The Posterior-Lateral Corner (PLC), which is made up of several ligaments, tendons, and soft tissues, is a portion of your knee joint that is situated at the outside and posterior side of the knee. These structures contribute to maintaining the posterior lateral knee’s static and dynamic stability by overlapping and attaching to other structures.

The surgery performed to restore the function of the posterolateral knee corner is known as Posterolateral Corner Repair. PLC rips & tears are most frequently brought on by an acute injury during falls or playing sports. In order to repair the damaged ligaments, posterior corner restoration of the knee is carried out by utilising tissue transplants.

When is a PCL repair required?

The severity of the functional ligament damage determines how the PCL injuries are categorised:

  • Grade I: The PCL is just partially torn; it is only sprained.
  • Grade II: The PCL is looser than in Grade I but is still substantially torn. A nearly complete PCL tear is present.
  • Grade III: The knee becomes unstable because the PCL is fully torn and non-functional.
  • Grade IV: The PCL and all other knee ligaments have entirely torn apart.

All Grade III and Grade IV injuries are often treated with a PCL surgery, per medical advice. If conservative treatments like physiotherapy are ineffective for an athlete, grade I surgery to rebuild the PCL is advised.


Many factors, such as the patient’s health and the severity of the damage, affect the course of healing and surgical results. Doctors often prescribe painkillers to assist patients in handling the pain in the early days. Following surgery, patients may need help and walking aids like crutches for several weeks, and physical therapy is crucial to recovery and regaining functioning.

Why choose Omni Hospitals?

At Omni, we are dedicated to offering high-quality, reasonably priced healthcare services. To track the development of our patients, our skilled staff of physicians and nurses is on call around-the-clock. Our cutting-edge infrastructure, decades of experience in the healthcare industry, and board-certified & expert team of medical professionals all contribute to precise diagnosis & effective treatment. The highest quality medical treatment at the most affordable price is our goal.


Q1. Can PCL injuries be avoided?

Ans. Anyone can reduce their chance of PCL injuries by practising balance, power, and agility exercises. Additionally, workouts for balance and leaping will improve your neuromuscular conditioning and lower the risk.

Q2. Is it possible to treat PCL injury without surgery?

Ans. The following are non-surgical methods for treating PCL injury:

  • Knee brace for stability and protection
  • Conservative management
  • Physiotherapy

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