CC BY 4.0 · Surg J (N Y) 2017; 03(01): e9-e16
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1598047
Review Article
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Synovial Plica Syndrome of the Knee: A Commonly Overlooked Cause of Anterior Knee Pain

Paul Yuh Feng Lee
1  South Wales Orthopaedic Research Network, WelshBone, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
,
Amy Nixion
1  South Wales Orthopaedic Research Network, WelshBone, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
,
Amit Chandratreya
2  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, ABMU LHB, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
,
Judith M. Murray
3  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, Wales, United Kingdom
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Publication History

07 June 2016

06 December 2016

Publication Date:
15 February 2017 (online)

Abstract

Synovial plica syndrome (SPS) occurs in the knee, when an otherwise normal structure becomes a source of pain due to injury or overuse. Patients may present to general practitioners, physiotherapists, or surgeons with anterior knee pain with or without mechanical symptoms, and the diagnosis can sometimes be difficult. Several studies have examined the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of SPS. We review these resources to provide an evidence-based guide to the diagnosis and treatment of SPS of the knee.

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