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

Examples of posterior cruciate ligament in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Linebacker Drew White has continued to play despite tearing a posterior cruciate ligament during practice last week. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 13 Nov. 2021 Wilson sprained the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a 54-13 loss at New England last Sunday. San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Oct. 2021 Wilson suffered an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament of his right knee. J.p. Pelzman, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Rios Ayala required foot surgery and injured both the posterior cruciate ligament and anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2021 Surgery to repair the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee has given him new life, and there’s enough uncertainty for the A’s at second base that the position could be there for the taking. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 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, 19 Sep. 2019 See More

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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 27 May. 2022.

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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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