Ligaments And Tendons Behind Knee

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Definition

A posterior cruciate ligament injury is a partial or complete tearing or stretching of any part of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which is located inside the knee joint.


Alternative Names

Cruciate ligament injury - posterior; PCL injury; Knee injury - posterior cruciate ligament (PCL); Hyperextended knee


Considerations

Your doctor will perform a physical examination to check for signs of PCL injury. This includes moving the knee joint in various ways.

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