What are the complications of surgery for plica syndrome?

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Tracy Lee Bigelow, DO; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Complications of surgical treatment of plica syndrome are really complications associated with arthroscopic surgery of the knee. These include septic arthritis, neurapraxias or neuromas, and synovial fistulae. RSD may also occur after such surgery. The incidence of each of these complications is extremely low (<1% in most cases). Only patients with particular risk factors (eg, diabetes, steroid dependence, or history of RSD) may be at significantly higher risk.


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