Posterior cruciate ligament or PCL reconstruction is a surgical procedure to repair a torn PCL, which is a ligament that connects your upper leg to your lower leg. Even though your PCL is stronger and larger than your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), it can still be injured.
High intensity collision
Fall on a bent knee with the foot pointed down
Mild to moderate pain in the knee
Difficulty in walking
Rapid knee swelling
Knee might feel loose
The doctor will press on your knee to feel for injury, looseness or fluid in the joint from bleeding, then compare your injured leg with the healthy one to look for any sagging or abnormal movement in the knee or shinbone. The doctor may recommend tests such as:
X-ray. While an X-ray can't detect ligament damage, it can reveal bone fractures.
MRI scan. An MRI scan can clearly show a posterior cruciate ligament tear and determine if other knee ligaments or meniscus or cartilage also are injured.
Arthroscopy. The doctor might use a surgical technique called arthroscopy to look inside your knee joint, a tiny video camera is inserted into your knee joint through a small incision.
Surgery is carried out with the help of an arthroscope using a few small incisions, the donor tendon is harvested from the patellar tendon or the semitendinosus and gracilis tendon, first the remains of native PCL is removed then the soft tissue around the thigh bone (femur) is debrided to assist the insertion of the graft. The tendon allograft is inserted in the tunnel and fixed with a screw. The graft is then fixed to the shinbone (tibia), with the help of staples. The incision is closed with sutures and covered with sterile dressings.
Physiotherapy is recommended for best results and recovery to normal routine.
We understand that a surgery need can be stressful that’s why we want you to focus only on getting better and leave everything else to us. We simplify your surgery experience by bringing together:
We have some of the best surgeons who are highly reputed, skilled with most modern procedures and have atleast 10 years of experience. You can be rest assured of being in safe hands at all times.
We use the most advanced surgical procedures like laser, laparascopic and other minimal invasive procedures to ensure most convenient treatments, faster recovery and best results.
Our services are reasonably priced to make them accessible to the masses. We offer multiple payment options, no cost EMIs, discounted diagnostics tests while supporting a wide range of insurance policies.
FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from booking consultations, second opinions, arranging diagnostic tests, insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
At FirstCure, our mission is to make your recovery process as simple, safe, care-filled and affordable as possible. Here’s how:
As each ailment requires a unique approach, get the right guidance from expert doctors and diagnostics to determine the surgical treatment.
Choose one of the FirstCure network hospitals and package curated for every budget and the day of surgery.
The access to advanced technology and doctor’s with in-depth surgical experience will ensure a fast recovery. Make use of our post-surgery free consultations for greater satisfaction for a smooth transition to your routines.
To schedule an appointment, you can either call us or send us an email at email@example.com. Our team will assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of FirstCure specialist doctors based on your medical condition.
FirstCure Counsellor will discuss and understand your condition and help you in planning your OPD and will connect you with the best surgeon based on your needs. Basis the Consultation with the surgeon, our Counsellor will guide you in choosing the best treatment option, package and hospital.
FirstCure only offers elective surgical procedures in various specializations which can be planned and scheduled in advance to take place on a particular day. It does not provide any kind of emergency services or equipped to handle trauma situations.
Yes, FirstCure Counsellor will assist you in consulting with the surgeons online through a call from anywhere and discuss their health condition. Basis the discussions, our doctor may prescribe the necessary medication and diagnostic tests.
Absolutely, FirstCure Counsellor can arrange a second opinion from one of its expert doctors. The appointment process will work similarly to how a new consultation happens. The doctor will review your case history (prescriptions, medications, test reports etc.) and confirm the treatment or recommend an alternative course. We can also arrange a second opinion from another FirstCure doctor after consultation with one of our doctors.
Your dedicated FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from organizing the surgery, handling insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge formalities and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
Our partner hospitals have a large variety of insurers empaneled with them because of which we are able to support cashless treatments in most of the cases. If you have a health insurance coverage for your surgery, depending on the insurance type and terms and conditions of the policy, we will assist you in all the paperwork required for cashless approvals and reimbursements. We ensure that the maximum possible amount gets approved and quickly.
No, FirstCure does not own or operate any hospital. It has partnered with hospitals which have the infrastructure to support our modern treatments where FirstCure surgeons perform the surgeries.