posterior cruciate ligament

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pos·te·ri·or cru·ci·ate lig·a·ment

the strong fibrous cord that extends from the posterior intercondylar area of the tibia to the anterior part of the lateral surface of the medial condyle of the femur.
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pos·te·ri·or cru·ci·ate lig·a·ment

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr krū'shē-ăt lig'ă-mĕnt) [TA]
The strong, fibrous cord that extends from the posterior intercondylar area of the tibia to the anterior part of the lateral surface of the medial condyle of the femur.
Synonym(s): ligamentum cruciatum posterius [TA] .
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The [sz] angle was measured as the angle formed by the Blumensaat line and the long axis of the femur [Figure 6].[26] To measure the medial and lateral tibial plateau slopes, we chose the sagittal slice that clearly showed the intercondylar eminence and the attachment of the posterior cruciate ligament. Then, we drew two circles, one that was tangent to the proximal, anterior, and posterior tibial edges and another that was tangent to the anterior and posterior tibial edges.
Blevins, "Reconstruction of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments after knee dislocation: results using fresh-frozen nonirradiated allografts," The American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol.
The most common pathology detected on MRI as well as on arthroscopy was the anterior cruciate ligament tear and the least common was posterior cruciate ligament tear.
Ultrasound-guided aspiration of posterior cruciate ligament ganglion cysts.
(22) for grading and classification of posterior cruciate ligament lesions.
Should the posterior cruciate ligament be retained or resected in condylar nonmeniscal knee arthroplasty?
A few weeks later that he fell off a ladder at his home and did further damage to his knee, probably at that point rupturing his posterior cruciate ligament. It was a couple of months later before John was seen by the specialist surgeon to determine what damage had been done.
The two important ligaments providing this stability are the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), the anatomy of which are becoming increasingly known [1-4].
His posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and medial collateral ligament (MCL), were within normal limits during orthopaedic testing.
Following a $15 million series C financing round in 2008, Cayenne has launched various platform technologies including CrossFix, a less invasive and all-inside system for repairing meniscal tears; AperFix, an arthroscopic reconstruction method to address traumatic injuries to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL); and SureLock, an all-suture anchor system for shoulder and extremity surgery.
Although some authors still recommend staged reconstruction, beginning with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), and later the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) if necessary (11, 12).
(3-6) There are more reported cases of these cysts involving the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) compared to those affecting the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).

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