Posterior cruciate ligament injury

  • Damage to the knee ligament
  • Symptoms may include sudden pain of the knee, popping sensation in the knee and looseness of the joint
  • Caused most commonly by injury to the knee
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in males and athletes
  • Can occur at any age but more common in adolescents and young adults
  • May be mild to severe

  • Rest
  • Ice knee every 2 hours for 15-20 minutes
  • Elevate knee on pillow
  • Wrap knee in an elastic bandage
  • Use a walking assistant such as crutches

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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