The PCL similar to ACL connects the femur to tibia. Tears of PCL are less common as compared to ACL injury among people. Sports are common cause of PCL injury commonly in Football, Soccer, Skiing, Baseball, etc.
Incidence rate of PCL tear is about 1.8 times higher in males.
PCL Tear occurs at times with meniscal and articular cartilage injury.
Swelling (mild to severe)
Wobbly sensation in the knee
Trouble walking or bearing weight in the knee
Most complete tears are extremely painful
Initially unable to continue the activity
Large effusion / Haemarthrosis
Over time, PCL can lead to Osteoarthritis in the Knee
GOALS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY :
- P- Protection, R- Rest, I-Ice, C- Compression, E-Elevation
- Physiotherapy Assessment
- Stabilization, Precautions and Home Programme
- Pain Management with Advanced Modalities
- Reduces inflammation, Swelling, Oedema
- Reduces Muscle tightness, Stiffness and Spasm
- Improves Strength and Endurance
- Strengthening of Quadriceps muscles
- Tapping for maintaining proper positioning and fast healing
- Laser for Instant Pain Relief
- Proprioceptive and Balance Training
- Gait Training