The Role of Complete Suprapatellar Plicae

Abstract

Shelf syndrome mainly affects younger people, often athletes. Cases of complete suprapatellar plica syndrome are rare. Arthroscopic inspection is necessary to diagnose complete suprapatellar plicae. The patients' symptoms improve after removal of the plicae. Our technique is an easy, completely arthroscopic procedure that has yielded good clinical outcomes in patients who have complete suprapatellar plicae. Although cases of complete suprapatellar plica syndrome are rare, it should be considered in patients with moderate knee pain. 


Autor / Fonte:Takatomo Mine, Kazuki Chagawa, Koichiro Ihara, Hiroyuki Kawamura, Ryutaro Kuriyama, Ryo Date Arthroscopy Techniques 2016, 5 (1): e197-9
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4886041/pdf/main.pdf