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The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a major knee stabilizer and its injury can result in long term consequences. In some cases, a non-operative approach to treatment has shown positive outcomes and long term benefits. In this course, you will learn about the decision-making process to guide PCL management and the components of a successful conservative rehabilitation plan.
This course aims to review PCL conservative treatment considerations, outcomes and phases.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.9 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Identify the main 2 functions of the PCL and how these relate to the mechanism of injury
- Explain PCL management options based on the diagnosis of the injury and the rehabilitation phase
- Discuss 2 outcomes of non-operative PCL management based on research findings
- List 3 return to sport criteria following a PCL injury
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