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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 September 2013.
  • Patients: 8
  • Gender: 50 percent females, 50 percent males

Knee Function


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

Pre-surgery 46.1
One year post-surgery 67.2



Health-related Quality of Life


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

Pre-surgery 45.8 46.9 62.5 77.2 54.2 79.2 81.3 67.7
Post-surgery 81.3 81.3 84.4 76.9 61.6 93.8 93.8 71.9



  • 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.