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Bucket-handle tear of medial plica.
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PMID:  15911300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Plicae are synovial folds, classified according to their anatomical relationship to the patella. The medial patellar plica is normally asymptomatic, but it may cause symptoms when it becomes thickened and fibrotic. We describe three cases of bucket-handle tear of the medial patellar plica. They all suffered from anterior knee pain and clicking. Our cases' symptoms began when they incurred twisting injuries to the knee; therefore, we think that they had an asymptomatic plica first. Pain and clicking began because of the bucket-handle portion rubbed over the medial femoral condyle with knee flexion, and they improved after resection of the bucket-handle portion. Consequently, we think that medial patellar plica can be symptomatic not only when it becomes thickened or fibrotic but also when a bucket handle tear occurs.
Servet Kerimoğlu; Atilla Citlak; Sonay Cavuşoğlu; Ahmet Uğur Turhan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Knee     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0968-0160     ISO Abbreviation:  Knee     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-24     Completed Date:  2005-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9430798     Medline TA:  Knee     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Medicine, Medical School, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Farabi Hospital, TR-61080 Trabzon, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Fibrosis / diagnosis
Knee Injuries / diagnosis*,  surgery
Synovial Membrane / injuries*,  pathology,  surgery

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