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Old 02-15-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Red face Plica Syndrome Complications

I'm a twenty-one year old, physically fit student - with knee problems. I had my first surgery four years ago to remove damaged lateral miniscus from my right knee due to a dislocation injury. The surgery seemed to help, until I noticed a new pain on the inside medial area of my right knee. I went back to the surgeon, but he brushed it off as left over pain from the surgery (since the pain presented soon after).

Three years later and the pain not only persisted, but my knee was now making a painful popping noise if bent more than 30 or so degrees. I finally went to another surgeon for an opinion. After multiple tests the diagnosis was Plica Syndrome - the pain I felt on the inside of my knee wasn't left over from the original surgery after all. Deciding against steroid injections, the surgeon removed the iritated piece of plica and pronounced me good as knew. His prounouncement lasted all of two months - when I finally got full range of montion back, my knee not only began to make a popping noise, but presented with pain when the popping occured; something that didn't necessarily happen originally.

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm obviously frustrated. Two surgeries and no repair, or real answers. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? And solutions?

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Old 04-24-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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Re: Plica Syndrome Complications

I have been wondering the same thing. although my knee pain didnt start with a tear or anything i had constant knee pain since I was around 14 years old. i was 18 before i went to a doctor about it. everything was normal, no arthritis, plenty of tissue, and all that. he did an MRI and found out it was PFS. I have had both knees scoped lateral release, plica excision and somethin else. anyway that was in december of last year so less than 5 months since surgery i am back to square one. they are hurting as bad as they were before surgery. i just told you all this to say you're not the only one, i thought i was until i found this website. but anyways im going to see a specialist on knees and sports injuries sometime in the next month to discuss an "aggressive surgery" to reposition some stuff or something i didnt understand a word he said. but ill let you know how it goes.

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