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Sports Medicine Surgical Quality Data: Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction

The data below is a summary of patients who underwent surgery for posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction at the UW Health Sports Medicine Center between January 2007 and February 2015.
  • Patients: 9

Knee Function


As measured by the 2000 IKDC. A score of 100 is optimal.

Pre-surgery 44.9
One year post-surgery 68.9



Health-related Quality of Life


As measured by SF-12 v 2.0 subscales. A score of 100 is optimal.  

Pre-surgery 46.4 46.4 60.7 86.8 55.4 73.2 82.1 68.6
Post-surgery 82.1 82.1 85.7 84.3 46.4 92.9 92.7 69.6



  • PF (Physical Function): The extent you are limited or able to perform daily living activities. 
  • RP (Role Physical): The extent you are limited when performing work or daily living activities. 
  • BP (Bodily Pain): The limitations placed upon you by pain you are experiencing. 
  • GH (General Health): An overall measure of your personal health
  • VT (Vitality): The amount of energy you have during your daily activities.
  • SF (Social Function): The level of interference with social activities you experience due to physical or emotional problems.
  • RE (Role Emotional): Problems you experience with work or daily activities as a result of emotional problems.
  • MH (Mental Health): The extent to which nervousness or happiness affect you all of the time.