Blog #19: PCL Injury Incidence by Chris Schattinger, MS, CSCS, CISSN
Posterior cruciate ligament injury, in addition to the lateral cruciate ligament injury, is an injury heard about much less often than the ACL. Many may not realize that up to 40% of all knee injuries involve injury to the PCL.
The average age for occurrence on PCL injury is 27.5 years and injury is much more common in males (79.4% of PCL injuries) than females (20.6% of PCL injuries).
Unlike injuries to other knee ligaments the most common cause of PCL injury is traffic accidents (45%) not sports (40%).
The specific activities with the highest incidence of PCL injury were motorcycle accidents (28%) and soccer (25%)
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