ACL and PCL Injuries

What are ACL and PCL Injuries?

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, also referred to as the ACL, is located in the front part of the knee. This is one of four ligaments in your knee, roping your bones together, and keeping your knee stable.  The PCL is the Posterior Cruciate Ligament, and it is another ligament that is located in the back part of the knee.

Sprains or tears to the ACL are some of the most common knee injuries. Usually, people that play sports are more likely to get these types of injuries, although being in a car accident can also cause PCL injuries.

There are many symptoms associated with either of these types of injuries like:

• Pain
• Swelling
• Difficult walking or loss of full range motion

Although a doctor may diagnose you with a simple physical examination, sometimes X-rays or MRIs are needed for more detail of the injury. Treatment may range from surgical to non-surgical, but rehabilitation or physical therapy is crucial in restoring the knee.

If you have more questions regarding ACL and PCL injuries or would like more information, please feel free to contact one of the doctors online at Wisconsin Bone and Joint.

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When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.