Has anyone dealt with PCL tear injuries? What are the benefits of surgery over rehab?

I have a partial PCL tear in my right knee as well as some partal tearing of the MCL complex from a fall off of one of my horses. I have seen a ortho doc who is pushing me for rehab over surgery. The athletic trainer I have been seeing in rehab says that the PCL doesn't heal well and the next time I get thrown I could end up blowing out my entire knee. I should also mention that I ride and train horses for a living so getting thrown isn't a question of if, more of a question of when. Do I take the 6 months off now and get it fixed or do I go the rehab route and hope for the best.

Asked By: cross_countryjumper - 6/27/2006
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aan incomplete tear can be treated with therapy and rest. Buil;d up your quads as soon as you can get back in the sassle. That will strengthen your ability to maintain proper joint alignment and hopefully keep you from re-injuring the knee. On the other hand, you could have it surgically repaired, 6-8 weeks rehab and... More
Answered By: Bobby C - 6/30/2006
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