PCL Conservative Treatment Options

Partial ligament tears can typically be treated with rehabilitation and bracing. Complete tears in older patients or patients with lower physical demands may also be treated with rehabilitation. Specific treatment for a knee ligament injury will be determined by your physician based on your age, overall health, medical history, extent of the injury and tolerance for specific medications, procedures and therapies. Also, depending on the extent of the injury, treatment may include RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) muscle-strengthening exercises, protective knee brace or surgery.

This type of recovery includes rehabilitation therapy, which involves range of motion and strength exercises to help restore the knee to full function. These exercises include bending and strengthening the knee while sitting or riding a stationary bike. This type of exercise strengthens the muscles surrounding the knee, particularly the hamstrings. The surgeon may have you perform different exercises in order to help regain strength to the ligament.

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This information was prepared in conjunction with a licensed physician and is presented as general information only. Only an orthopedic surgeon can determine what treatment is appropriate. The life of any implant will depend on your weight, age, activity level, and other factors. For more information on risks, warnings, and possible adverse effects, see the Patient Risk Information section found within Biomet.com. Always ask your doctor if you have any questions regarding your particular condition or treatment options.