posterior cruciate ligament

noun

Definition of posterior cruciate ligament

: a cruciate ligament of each knee that attaches the back of the tibia with the front of the femur and functions especially to limit the backward motion of the tibia

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Recent Examples on the Web Texas A&M committed quarterback Eli Stowers is fully cleared after tearing the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee during the Wildcats' first drive of the 2019 state championship and is expected to start Friday. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "Zoom calls, texts and Twitter DMs: How Denton Guyer head coach Rodney Webb navigated taking over a team during a pandemic," 22 Sep. 2020 Stanton played just his 10th game this year and first since straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee June 25. Jake Seiner, courant.com, "Ottavino botches throw, Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch," 19 Sep. 2019 Stanton played just his 10th game this year and first since straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee June 25. Jake Seiner, courant.com, "Ottavino botches throw, Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch," 19 Sep. 2019 Stanton played just his 10th game this year and first since straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee June 25. Jake Seiner, courant.com, "Ottavino botches throw, Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch," 19 Sep. 2019 Stanton played just his 10th game this year and first since straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee June 25. Jake Seiner, courant.com, "Ottavino botches throw, Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch," 19 Sep. 2019 Stanton played just his 10th game this year and first since straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee June 25. Jake Seiner, courant.com, "Ottavino botches throw, Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch," 19 Sep. 2019 Stanton played just his 10th game this year and first since straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee June 25. Jake Seiner, courant.com, "Ottavino botches throw, Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch," 19 Sep. 2019 Stanton played just his 10th game this year and first since straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee June 25. Jake Seiner, courant.com, "Ottavino botches throw, Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch," 19 Sep. 2019

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Posterior cruciate ligament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posterior%20cruciate%20ligament. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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posterior cruciate ligament

noun

Medical Definition of posterior cruciate ligament

: a cruciate ligament of each knee that is attached medially in back between the condyles of the tibia, that passes upward and forward through the middle of the knee crossing the anterior cruciate ligament to attach to the medial aspect of the femur, that functions to prevent hyperflexion of the knee and to keep the tibia from sliding backward in relation to the femur when the knee is flexed, and that is stronger and less subject to sports injury by tearing than the anterior cruciate ligament

called also PCL

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