How do you rehab a PCL?

How do you rehab a PCL?

Knee flexion with heel slide

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent.
  2. Slide your heel back by bending your affected knee as far as you can. Then hook your other foot around your ankle to help pull your heel even farther back.
  3. Hold for about 6 seconds, then rest for up to 10 seconds.
  4. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

How long is PCL recovery?

How long does a PCL injury take to heal? Recovery time can vary from person to person. If your injury is mild, it may only take about 10 days to heal. If you’ve had surgery to repair your PCL, recovery could take about six to nine months.

What is PCL therapy?

Treatment of a PCL Tear 1 Initial treatment of the pain and swelling consists of the use of crutches, ice, and elevation. Once these symptoms have settled, physical therapy is beneficial to improve knee motion and strength. Nonoperative treatment is recommended for most grade I and grade II PCL tears.

What is a PCL reconstruction?

During a surgical posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, your doctor removes the torn ligament. They reconstruct it with tissue taken from another part of your body or from a human donor. It can take several months for the graft to heal. The PCL is one of the four major ligaments in your knee.

Does PCL heal on its own?

PCL injuries are usually partial ligament tears, and typically heal on their own, without causing stability issues, so long as the knee is protected during healing, and there are no other knee joint injuries.

Can a PCL repair itself?

Can your knee be stronger after PCL surgery?

It is quite strong. Biomechanical studies have shown that it is about 70% stronger than a normal ACL at the time of implantation. Some studies on patellar tendon grafts have demonstrated higher functional scores postoperatively and lower failure rates.

Can you squat with a torn PCL?

PCL rehabilitation After surgery, you may have to use crutches and a knee brace. Exercises such as squats and leg presses are used because they put less stress on the knee. Precautions you can take at home for minor PCL injuries include: reduce activity during the acute phase.