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Offline burbage

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Plica Questions
« on: February 21, 2004, 03:01:50 PM »
I have been referred back to my Specialist for what is suspected to be a problem with Plica. If they decide an op is needed, is this the only option? My knee has been painful for over a year and I have had to stop playing squash and long distance walking. Many nights are spent nursing a pinful knee rather than enjoying life. I am also concerned as my other knee is starting to get a similar pain as when the other first started. Is it normal to find the same problem in both knees. How long does it take to recover from the op? When can you drive? etc

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Re: Plica Questions
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2004, 02:53:10 AM »
Hi, I just had my plica removed 7 weeks ago (along with various other stuff). Mine first started acting up last summer when I spent too much time walking on the beach. It was really painful. My OS put me in PT and it got much better. At the time of my last surgery, my plica was not bothering me at all, I just think that the OS figured since he was doing all this other stuff to me, why not go ahead and take it out so it doesnt flame up again.
The answer to your question is there are definately other options for plica syndrome. Surgery is usually the last option. There is a good slide show on plica syndrome at the web site for the HUGHSTON CLINIC. It is a very informative piece.
Hope this helps
2 ligament recons right ankle
2 arthroscopic,
5 open knee procedures
2 Plica removals
bone spur removal
2 microfractures
4 debridements
2 open LOAs all on left knee
Arthritis,both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, hands,spine
LOA & PKR 2/15/06
in pain mgmt
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