Cruciate ligament injuries can happen to anyone. Typical injury patterns are sudden twisting of the knee, for example when skiing.
Before and immediately after surgery, the leg is initially immobilized so that the swelling can go down. In the further course of treatment, the patient is fitted with a knee orthosis. Even in the event of a car accident, the impact of the lower leg on the dashboard can result in a tear or rupture, in this case of the posterior cruciate ligament. Immediately after surgery, the leg is initially immobilized, with the patient subsequently taking the first safe steps with a rigid frame orthosis.