Signs and Evidence

Making clinical sense of scientific data


Beware of the limitations of this tool

Posterior cruciate ligament tear

Calculated pretest probability: 0.65 %
Relevant inclusion criteria: All ages, knee injury 

Clinical signs

1Posterior drawer test

To further investigations

Sources used:

1.Rubinstein RA et al. The accuracy of the clinical examination in the setting of posterior cruciate ligament injuries. Am J Sports Med 1994; 22:550-7
2.Oei EH et al. Diagnostic Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Knee Differs According to Lesion. Radiology. 2003 Mar 226:837-48
3.Peat G et al. Population-wide incidence estimates for soft tissue knee injuries presenting to healthcare in southern Sweden: data from the Skåne Healthcare Register. Arthritis Res Ther. 2014; 16(4): R162