Posterior cruciate ligament treatment

Posterior cruciate ligament damage is particularly common with people who play sport regularly, with injuries ranging from overstretching to a complete tear. We offer various treatments to help eliminate your discomfort and allow your posterior cruciate ligament to fully recover.

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Causes and symptoms of posterior cruciate ligament injury

You may not have felt anything when you first injured your posterior cruciate ligament. However, you may get some pain behind your knee, especially when you kneel. You may also have some mild swelling and a bruise on your knee. If your injury happened a while ago, you may begin to get more generalised knee pain, including at the front of your knee. It may be difficult to stand properly on the affected leg, or put your full weight on it.

Your posterior cruciate ligament may have been injured because of:

  • a blow to the front of your knee when it’s bent
  • falling on a bent knee
  • a twisting movement (often injured as well as the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee)
  • your knees hitting the dashboard in a car accident – posterior cruciate ligament damage is sometimes called the ‘dashboard injury’ as this is often how it occurs

Posterior cruciate ligament treatment with Bupa

Our specialists have a range of treatment options available and will select the one which is best suited to you and your particular injury.

Your treatment will based on the severity of your injury, as well as the pain and discomfort it is causing you. Painkillers or physiotherapy can often help treat certain injuries, while surgery may be needed to repair one or more damages to your ligament or tissue.

Regardless of what treatment you receive, it is important that you enjoy a hassle free recovery. We therefore offer an aftercare package in order to put your mind at ease.

Our aftercare services includes a follow-up appointment with a consultant, as well as re-admission to hospital within 30 days of your treatment, should it be required.

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