How is plica syndrome diagnosed?

Updated: Apr 20, 2020
  • Author: Tracy Lee Bigelow, DO; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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In addition to the history and physical examination, a radiograph is recommended to exclude other causes of knee pain. As stated previously, plica syndrome is difficult to differentiate from other pathology and remains a diagnosis of exclusion. Other adjunctive diagnostic studies include contrast pneumoarthrography and double-contrast arthrography, yet arthroscopy remains the diagnostic standard. [30, 31]

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