Most children with a PCL injury who have no other injury to their knee recover well after taking part in a rehabilitation program. At Seattle Children’s, our rehabilitation specialists provide regular physical therapy designed especially for your child.
Your child will have regular physical therapy at our dedicated sports gym. Most likely, your child will have physical therapy sessions 2 times a week for 12 weeks.
Afterward, our therapists will give your child a set of specially designed exercises to do at home until the thigh muscles in the front (quadriceps) and back (hamstrings) have regained at least 80% of the strength of the uninjured leg, as measured by tests of strength and coordination.
Our doctors will watch your child closely to make sure they are healing well. Children can usually return to their normal activities in 6 to 12 months.