Functional analysis of untreated and reconstructed posterior cruciate ligament injuries.

@article{Tibone1988FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional analysis of untreated and reconstructed posterior cruciate ligament injuries.},
  author={James Eugene Tibone and T J Antich and Jacquelin Perry and D R Moynes},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={217-23}
}
Twenty patients with old ruptures of the PCL were analyzed. Ten patients were untreated, and ten patients had reconstruction of the PCL with the medial head of the gastrocnemius. The patients' gait was analyzed using high speed photography, footswitches, electromyography, and force plate. Patients were studied while walking, running, and stair-climbing. A Cybex muscle strength evaluation was also performed. Clinically, all patients had moderate to severe posterior instability. Five of the 20… CONTINUE READING