PCL Tear Treatment From Orthopedic Specialists in Louisville, KY

PCL Tear Treatment Louisville KY If you require treatment for a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is here to help. Our locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and New Albany, Indiana, cater to adolescent and adult patients with all types of musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions. And, as an independently owned practice that has served our community since 1974, we take great pride in providing a level of personalized care that is simply unmatched. Allow us to help you achieve your best orthopedic health!

PCL Tear Basics

The PCL is one of four main ligaments that keeps the components of the knee joint in place. Specifically, it prevents the thighbone from moving too far backwards. PCL tears often occur as a result of sudden and forceful impacts, such as those that may take place during contact sports or car accidents. The most common symptoms of a PCL tear include:

  • Pain that occurs immediately after injury and may steadily worsen
  • Knee swelling that may make it difficult to move
  • Trouble walking
  • A feeling of instability within the knee joint

Promptly speak with an orthopedic physician if you have any of these PCL tear symptoms. Placing an ice pack on your knee and using a pillow to elevate it above your heart can help reduce pain and swelling while you wait for professional treatment.

Treatment Options for PCL Tears

Your ideal course of PCL tear treatment will depend on the extent of your injury. Mild to moderate PCL tears can often be treated with a combination of physical therapy, medications, and activity modification. Surgery to repair the ligament may be considered if the tear is extensive or combined with other knee injuries.

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic’s team of board-certified orthopedic specialists and therapists provides leading-edge care to patients with PCL tears, from personalized physical therapy regimens to minimally invasive knee surgeries. Contact us today to learn more about our PCL tear treatment options, as well as our sports injury urgent care services, telehealth services, and same-day appointments.

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I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Northgate Medical Center

3605 Northgate Court,
Suite 207,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Northgate Medical Center
3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150