Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD recently completed a two-part study on the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). As published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the first study analyzed the anatomy of the PCL, and the second study analyzed two different PCL reconstruction techniques.
The PCL is the strongest ligament in the knee and accounts for 3-37 percent of all knee injuries. Due to the low frequency of PCL injuries there has been little known on the PCL. The purpose of the first study was to determine the primary function of the isolated PCL bundles at varying degrees of knee flexion. The second part of the study analyzed the effectiveness of two different PCL reconstruction (PCLR) techniques: the anatomic single bundle (aSB), which is performed by >90% of sports surgeons, and the anatomic double-bundle (aDB).
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