Synovial plicae of the knee.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This report describes the anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical, and radiographic findings, and treatment of the synovial plicae of the knee joint. The suprapatellar plica is a synovial fold present in the suprapatellar pouch of the knee joint in approximately 20% of the population. This fold may become symptomatic after injury and cause symptoms similar to other common internal derangements of the knee. Double contrast arthrography of the knee can be used to identify the presence of plicae. Although arthrography can identify the presence of a plica, its clinical significance requires close correlation with symptoms and an accurate clinical examination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Apple, JS; Martinez, S; Hardaker, WT; Daffner, RH; Gehweiler, JA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 251 - 254

PubMed ID

  • 7071622

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-2348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00361980


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany