How is symptomatic and asymptomatic plica syndrome differentiated?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Tracy Lee Bigelow, DO; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Other authors believe that to differentiate between symptomatic and asymptomatic plicae, the following criteria must be met upon arthroscopic examination:

  • Plica must appear
  • Impingement must be visualized
  • Chondromalacia must be present in the areas of impingement

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