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Multimodal and interdisciplinary management of an isolated partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament: a case report.
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PMID:  23204951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case report is to describe the evaluation and conservative management of an isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear.
CLINICAL FEATURES: A 32-year-old man with a traumatic right knee injury after tripping was initially diagnosed with medial patellar retinaculum tear at a multidisciplinary clinic. The patient received physiotherapy but reinjured the knee after returning to the sports field 3 weeks later. Subsequent clinical testing and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a grade II isolated PCL tear.
INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: Following the PCL tear diagnosis, a multimodal treatment approach over the course of 8 weeks consisting of chiropractic lumbopelvic manipulation, physiotherapy, and an exercise program emphasizing eccentric muscle action was implemented. Lunges, 1-leg squats, and trunk stabilization exercises were extensively used. Three months postinjury, the patient successfully returned to sports activity with no further complications.
CONCLUSION: The patient in this case report demonstrated successful return to preinjury functional status. This case highlights a multidisciplinary approach through the utilization of chiropractic, physiotherapy, and exercise therapies.
Matthew Fernandez; David Pugh
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chiropractic medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1556-3715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chiropr Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  2012-12-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101163637     Medline TA:  J Chiropr Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-93     Citation Subset:  -    
Chiropractor, Private Practice, Drummoyne, NSW, Australia.
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