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Tel: (917) 267-7470
Tel: (917) 267-7470

Post Joint and Ligament Therapy

The posterior cruciate ligament is located in the back of the knee. It is one of several ligaments that connect the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). The posterior cruciate ligament keeps the tibia from moving backwards too far. An injury to the posterior cruciate ligament requires a powerful force. A common cause of injury is a bent knee hitting a dashboard in a car accident or a football player falling on a knee that is bent.

Causes

An injury to the posterior cruciate ligament can happen many ways. It typically requires a powerful force.

  • A direct blow to the front of the knee (such as a bent knee hitting a dashboard in a car crash, or a fall onto a bent knee in sports)
  • Pulling or stretching the ligament (such as in a twisting or hyperextension injury)
  • Simple misstep

Symptoms

  • Pain with swelling that occurs steadily and quickly after the injury
  • Swelling that makes the knee stiff and may cause a limp
  • Difficulty walking
  • The knee feels unstable, like it may "give out"

Treatment

If you have injured just your posterior cruciate ligament, your injury may heal quite well without surgery

  • RICE: Rest, ice, gentle compression and elevation — can help speed your recovery.
  • Immobilization using stints and crutches to avoid mobility
  • Physical therapy. 
  • Medicine and Surgical Treatment

Your doctor may recommend surgery if you have combined injuries

Rehabilitation

Irrespective of the treatment method chosen, rehabilitation plays a vital role in getting you back to your daily activities. A physical therapy program will help you regain knee strength and motion. If you had surgery, physical therapy will begin 1 to 4 weeks after your procedure.

The duration of recovery from a posterior cruciate ligament injury will depend on the severity of the injury. At optimum rehab we ensure faster healing process by the efficient and effective use of most modern technologies and medical advancements in physical therapy treatments.

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Wall Street Office.
30 Wall St., Suite 500
Tel: (917) 267-7470

Upper East Side.
232 E. 66th St.
Tel: (917) 267-7470

Astoria Office.
29-15 Astoria Blvd
Tel: (917) 267-7470

Our address

1

30 Wall St., Suite 500,New York, NY 10005

Tel: (917) 267-7470, Mail: web@optimumrehabnyc.com
2

232 E. 66th St.,New York, NY 10065

Tel: (917) 267-7470, Mail: web@optimumrehabnyc.com

3

29-15 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11102

Tel: (917) 267-7470, Mail: web@optimumrehabnyc.com