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I have confirmed softening of articular cartilage of medial femoral condyle.  Wondering if it is possible for the plica to have caused this?  I am just starting to believe a lot of my pain the last year was actually the plica, as I just found out about it, dumb I know.  The symptoms seem to line up, mainly get this major pinch above and to medial side of knee when bending.  OS only mentioned the soft cartilage after the scope, but a topical cream I used from the beginning always temp relieved the symptoms. 
Thx for any help,

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Re: Could Plica Syndrome Cause softening Of ARTICULAR CARTILAGE?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 05:18:18 PM »
Hi There,

I had my medial plica removed in November 2009 and also had my fat pad trimmed and did have catching on the lateral side of my knee and not on the medial side as in you case. Maybe someone ellse can help you about if the plica can cause softening of articular cartilage of medial femoral condyle!

Nick :) {2011} :)
RK: PFPS, Arthrofibrosis, Tendinopathy, Five cortisone injections
16/01/18 Anterior interval release, distal patella excision, lateral meniscal repair
18/07/14 Anterior interval release  
16/11/09 Medial plica excision, fat pad trimming















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