PCL RECONSTRUCTION

Dr Biren Nadkarni has specialization in performing PCL Reconstruction surgery.

PCL reconstruction can be considered a very reliable and excellent technique to manage PCL injuries. It has also provided satisfactory results to the patients who have opted for PCL reconstruction surgery. PCL injuries are relatively uncommon injuries. The method advised for managing PCL operating injuries is a single bundle PCL reconstruction that helps support the literature’s current body. The PCL reconstruction method needs an excellent understanding of the procedure and the biomechanical and biologic factors that impact rehabilitation. After the PCL reconstruction, the goal is to improve the muscles’ impairment and reduce the limitations and disabilities of the patient. After the PCL reconstruction, the patients might feel pain and swelling and decrease or lose motion. The patient might also feel that the muscles have stopped performing very well and might also feel a loss of neuromuscular control.

Complications

In the routine practice setting, PCL reconstruction methods are not much common. The procedure of this surgery might take a longer time than the others, and hence certain precautions are very important and needed to be taken to perform this surgery with success. The padding and positioning of the contralateral extremity must be done very carefully. They also need to be performed preoperatively to help prevent pressure sores. After the PCL reconstruction, the patient might also lose some of the motions and feel a lot of graft tension and feel a lot of tension extension.

The PCL reconstruction’s basic function is to restrict the tibia’s posterior translation though it has always been found to serve as a secondary restraint to internal and external rotations. A successful PCL reconstruction is considered to be a lot more difficult than a successful ACL reconstruction. There are reasons for this and one reason why the PCL reconstruction is considered a lot more difficult than in the Asia reconstruction because the PCL consists of a lot of complex fibre patterns, and it becomes nearly impossible for anybody to duplicate these complex fibre patterns precisely.

The PCL injuries happen very less often as the injury happens to the vulnerable parts of the knee. The ligaments are the strong band of tissues that help in attaching 1 bone with another bone.

Signs and symptoms of PCL injury

  • Pain

If a person is suffering from a PCL injury or is in need of PCL reconstruction, he might feel moderate pain. The patient might also feel a little difficulty walking or running.

  • Swelling

If A person needs a PCL reconstruction, he might come to know about this by seeing the swelling on his knees. The knees start to swell rapidly within hours of the injury.

  • Instability

The person who is suffering from a PCL injury might feel very difficult to stand properly or run properly. The knees might feel very loose as if it is going to give away.

Suppose there is no other injury to any other part of the need. In that case, the signs and symptoms of the PCL injury can be so moderate and negligible that the person might not notice that he needs a PCL reconstruction, or you might not even notice that anything is wrong with his knee but after some time has passed after the accident on the injury then over a period of time the pain might start to hamper the daily activities of the person and the person might also feel more unstable because of the pain and swelling in his knees. If any other part of the knee is also damaged during the accident or the injury, then the signs and symptoms might be very severe, and the person will very easily come to know that he or she is in need of a PCL reconstruction.

Causes

PCL is a kind of ligament if the bolt is hit hard just above the knee or if you fall on the bent knee. There are many different causes of PCL injury:

  • Motor vehicle accident

Motor vehicle accidents can be considered one of the main reasons for PCL injuries. They happen when the driver and all the passengers bend knee slams against the dashboard, and this results in pushing their shin bone just above the knee, and this is the main reason for PCL injuries.

  • Contact Sports

Contact sports can also be considered as one of the reasons for posterior cruciate ligament injuries. The athletes in these types of sports canteen are PCL when they fall on the bent knee, and their foot pointed down gets stuck in the ground, which causes ligaments to tear.

Diagnosis

During the physical examination, the physician order doctor might press the need to feel the impact of the injury and the loss of fluid from the joint because of the breathing that has occurred. The doctor might also move your knee or your leg in different directions, and they might also ask you to stand. If the doctor is unable to diagnose at from these simple steps, then he might recommend you to follow these simple imaging test:

  • X-ray
  • MRI scan
  • Arthroscopy

Then your treatment will be given according to your imaging test and according to the extent of your injury. In most cases, surgery is not required, and the surgeon doctor will also prescribe you some painkillers and some anti-inflammation tablets that will help you reduce the spelling of your knee.

Conclusion

PCL reconstruction has appeared to be a very effective and secure method of treating PCL operative injuries during the reduction of potential morbidity associated with an open posterior approach to the knee. The experts mostly suggest to go for the single bundle transtibial PCL reconstruction, but it is always recommended to listen to virgin and opt for the choices that your surgeon gives you because these choices will be the most reliable, and options will also provide you with the best result.

Consult Dr Biren Nadkarni for PCL Reconstruction Surgery