Epidemiology of posterior cruciate ligament injuries

  title={Epidemiology of posterior cruciate ligament injuries},
  author={Martin S. Schulz and K Blair Russe and Andreas Weiler and Heinz J{\"u}rgen Eichhorn and Michael J. Strobel},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
Background. The epidemiology of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries has not been well clarified. Isolated and combined PCL injuries are a frequently missed diagnosis. A better understanding of typical injury mechanisms may help in more accurate diagnosis of these injuries. Methods. In this study the epidemiology of PCL insufficiency in 494 patients was retrospectively analysed. Stress-radiography was used to quantify posterior tibial displacement. Results. The mean age at the time of… CONTINUE READING
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