Ruptured Posterior Cruciate Ligament

The Posterior Crusciate Ligament (PCL) is located in the middle of the knee and works in unison with the Anterior Crusciate Ligament (ACL) to keep the femur and tibia in place. A ruptured PCL is caused by hyperextension of this ligament in the knee. Symptoms may include swelling and tenderness in the area behind the knee accompanied by pain and instability at the knee joint. For more information on a Ruptured Posterior Cruciate Ligament visit Discovery Health.