Adiposity and Osteoarthritis

            Special thanks to DPT students Kelly Gabbett, Sarah Glazewski, Mark Abrams, Victoria Bensinger (Widener University Class of 2024)           We all know that carrying excessive weight has a negative impact on our joints but the magnitude of that impact goes beyond the compression forces.  When an individual is overweight or obese, the …

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Posterior Drawer Demonstration

The “Other” Cruciate Ligament, AKA PCL

The posterior cruciate (PCL) is composed of two bands that blend together.  It attaches to the posterior intercondylar area and passes anterosuperiorly to insert into the lateral surface of the medial femoral condyle.  The PCL is responsible for posterior translation of the tibia on the femur in open kinetic chain and anterior translation of the femur on the tibia in closed kinetic chain. 

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