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Skie missing a chance to compete in the state series last season due to a PCL injury suffered right before the NSC meet.
Only 5 players sustained a PCL injury which was the least common injury noted among these players (see Figure 2).
However, some players may either cope well with a minor degree of chronic PCL injury and the injury usually heals satisfactorily unlike the ACL (8,13).
Out of 50 cases, MRI detected 3 PCL injury which was confirmed by Arthroscopy and hence sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive values remains at 100% and shows excellent correlation in detecting PCL injuries.
Surgery for PCL injury is usually reserved for elite athletes and unstable injuries.
Participation in soccer (35%) and skiing (26%) most commonly led to PCL injury.
It could be an ACL or PCL injury which could be long-term' we'll find out soon and hope it's not.
Of the other 202 patients who had undergone MRI as well as arthroscopy for internal derangement of knee none of the patients had any PCL injury as predicted correctly by MRI.
All the 10 cases of isolated ACL injury and one case of only PCL injury, one case of both ACL & PCL injury, there was equal correlation between Clinical, MRI, Arthroscopy (table 1).
Most common biomechanics of trauma involved in ACL injury is external rotation, PCL injury is hyperextension, collateral ligament is direct trauma, medial meniscal injury is twisting, and lateral meniscus injury is internal rotation.
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