Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
• Rapid knee swelling and; tenderness
• Pain while kneeling, squatting, running, slowing down, or walking stairs or ramps
• Limping or problems walking
• Knee instability, a feeling that the knee is "giving out"
Surgically placed grafts may take several months to heal to the knee bones. Physical therapy rehabilitation follows PCL surgery to help decrease swelling, increase mobility and stability, and increase strength and knee function.