The Nonoperative Treatment of Acute, Isolated (Partial or Complete) Posterior Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Knees: An Intermediate-term Follow-up Study

@article{Patel2007TheNT,
  title={The Nonoperative Treatment of Acute, Isolated (Partial or Complete) Posterior Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Knees: An Intermediate-term Follow-up Study},
  author={MSc Orth. MS Orth. FCPS Orth. Dipak V. Patel and Answorth A. Allen and Russell F. Warren and Thomas L. Wickiewicz and Peter T. Simonian},
  journal={HSS Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={137-146}
}
Fifty-seven consecutive patients (58 knees) with an acute, isolated, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury were treated nonoperatively. Clinical, radiographic, and functional assessment was performed at a mean follow-up of 6.9 years (range 2 to 19.3 years) after the initial diagnosis. At the time of initial documentation of the injury, the posterior drawer test was grade A in 17 knees and grade B in 41 knees. The mean preinjury Tegner activity level was 7 (range 4 to 10). At latest follow-up… CONTINUE READING