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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Treatment

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Initially following a posterior cruciate ligament injury, you should treat your knee with rest, ice, gentle compression, and elevation (R.I.C.E. Method).  You should rest your knee by not placing weight on it.  You may use crutches to help you walk.  Applying ice to your knee can help reduce pain and swelling.  Apply ice to your knee immediately following injury and then comply with your doctor's icing schedule.  Elevating your knee at a level above your heart can help reduce swelling.
Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter or prescription pain medication.  In some cases, people with a PCL tear wear a knee brace to support the knee. 
Physical therapy rehabilitation begins as the swelling diminishes.  A physical therapist will show you specific exercises to strengthen the quadriceps muscles and other muscles that support the knee joint.  The goal of physical therapy is to strengthen the knee and restore function.

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