The PCL has a reasonably good healing potential, and conservative treatment with rest, temporary immobilization/brace, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy, are often sufficient to produce a good result in most patients. Reconstruction of the ligament is sometimes needed in higher grade injuries, or if symptoms persist in active individuals. Tendon tissue harvested from the patient’s own body, or sterilized and processed donor tendon can be fashioned into a new PCL. Various surgical techniques and graft options exist, and should be tailored to each patient based on their specific situation.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka performs minimally invasive Arthroscopic PCL Reconstruction Surgery, customized to each patient, and utilizing cutting edge approaches and instrumentation, speeding up recovery and return to sports.
This procedure is outpatient/same-day surgery, and leads to less pain and scarring and quicker recovery and return to pain-free function.