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Encyclopedia > Posterior cruciate ligament
Diagram of the knee
Diagram of the knee

The posterior cruciate ligament (or PCL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. It connects the posterior intercondylar area of the tibia to the medial condyle of the femur. The posterior drawer test is used by doctors to detect injury to the PCL. Download high resolution version (800x729, 63 KB)Knee. ... Download high resolution version (800x729, 63 KB)Knee. ... A ligament is a short band of tough fibrous connective tissue composed mainly of long, stringy collagen fibres. ... An x-ray of a human knee In human anatomy, the knee is the leg joint connecting the femur and the tibia. ... Figure 1 : Upper surface of right tibia. ... If you were looking for an organization, see FEMA. The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous and strongest bone of the human body. ... The drawer test is a test used by doctors to detect rupture of the cruciate ligaments in the knee. ...


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000 An x-ray of a human knee In human anatomy, the knee is the leg joint connecting the femur and the tibia. ... -1... Diagram of the knee The lateral collateral ligament (or LCL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ... Diagram of the knee The medial collateral ligament (or MCL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ...


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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (583 words)
The knee is stabilized by four main ligaments: 2 collateral ligaments (medial and lateral) and 2 cruciate ligaments both anterior (front) and posterior (back).
The cruciate ligaments attach to the femur (thigh bone) and travel within the knee joint to the upper surface of the tibia (shin bone).
The incidence of injuries of the PCL is less than that of the anterior cruciate ligament.
Posterior cruciate ligament injury - MayoClinic.com (278 words)
Posterior cruciate ligament injury generally causes less pain, disability and knee instability than ACL tears do, but it can still sideline you for several weeks or longer.
Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that attach one bone to another.
The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments form a cross in the center of the knee.
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