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Offline earthtomel

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Plica buildup?????
« on: September 09, 2004, 01:06:53 AM »
I went to the doctor with knee pain.
She did an x-ray and said that I have a build up of plica and that the only real alternative is surgery.
I did have surgery about 3 years ago and don't want to go through this again......is there another alternative?
And what in the heck is plica anyway and why does it grow back?
Thanks!
Melanie

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Re: Plica buildup?????
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2004, 06:49:12 AM »
Try going to this link. it explains plica really well: Now I have to try and attach the link........

http://www.hughston.com/pated/plica/plica01.htm

Good luck, and I had my plica removed Dec 03.

MIssy
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
Fibromyalgia
Arthrofibrosis
LOA & PKR 2/15/06
RA
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