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Barry Nathan Smith, MD
(406) 238-5215
2702 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael C Willis
(406) 238-2500
2702 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ralph M Costanzo
(406) 238-6700
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Dr.John Dorr
(406) 238-6700
2900 12th Ave N # 100E
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Robert Dorr, MD
(406) 238-6700
2900 12th Ave N Ste 100E
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dean Carey Sukin, MD
(406) 238-6720
2900 12th Ave N Ste 100E
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1988

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Richard Paul Lewallen, MD
(406) 238-6728
2900 12th Ave N Ste 100E
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Montana Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Pc

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Willard Hull
(406) 238-2500
2702 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Dean Sukin
(406) 238-6700
2900 12th Ave N # 140W
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Guy Robert Schmidt, MD
(406) 238-6540
2900 12th Ave N Ste 140W
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1998

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

A Patient's Guide to Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

Introduction

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is one of the less commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Understanding this injury and developing new treatments for it have lagged behind the other cruciate ligament in the knee, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), probably because there are far fewer PCL injuries than ACL injuries.

This guide will help you understand

  • where the PCL is located
  • how a PCL injury causes problems
  • how doctors treat the condition

Anatomy

Where is the PCL, and what does it do?

Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect the ends of bones together. The PCL is located near the back of the knee joint. It attaches to the back of the femur (thighbone) and the back of the tibia (shinbone) behind the ACL.

The PCL is the primary stabilizer of the knee and the main controller of how far backward the tibia moves under the femur. This motion is called posterior translation of the tibia. If the tibia moves too far back, the PCL can rupture.

More recent research has shown us that the PCL also prevents medial-lateral (side-to-side) and rotatory movements. This confirms the suspicion that the PCL’s effect on knee joint function is more complex than previously thought.

The PCL is made of two thick bands of tissue bundled together. One part of the ligament tightens when the knee is bent; the other part tightens as the knee straightens. This is why the PCL is sometimes injured along with the ACL when the knee is forced to straighten too far, or hyperextend.

Both bundles of the PCL not only change length with knee flexion and extension, but they also change their orientation (direction of the fibers) from front-to-back and side-to-side. This function allows the ligament to keep the tibia from sliding too far back or slipping from side-to-side.

Related Document: A Patient's Guide to Knee Anatomy

Causes

How do PCL injuries occur?

PCL injuries can occur with low-energy and high-energy injuries. The most common way for the PCL alone to be injured is from a direct blow to the front of the knee while the knee is bent. Since the PCL controls how far backward the tibia moves in relation to the femur, if the tibia moves too far, the PCL can rupture.

Sometimes the PCL is injured during an automobile accident. This can happen if a person slides forward during a sudden stop or impact and the knee hits the dashboard just below the kneecap. In this situation, the tibia is forced backward under the femur, injuring the PCL. The same problem can happen if a person falls on a bent knee. Again, the tibia may be forced backward, stressing and possibly tearing the PCL.

Other parts of the knee may be injured when the knee is violently hyperextended, but other ligaments are usually injured or torn before the PCL. This type of injury can happen when the knee is struck from the front when the foot is planted on the gro...

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