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Synovial plicae of the knee on computed tomography.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiology
0033-8419
Publisher
Radiological Society of North America
Publication Date
Volume
147
Issue
3
Pages
805–809
Identifiers
PMID: 6844617
Source
Medline

Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) of the knee was performed in 160 patients following double-contrast arthrography. Seventy-five synovial folds on the medial wall of the knee joint were found, and 63 of these plicae could be considered mediopatellar plicae. In 10 of the 63 cases, long, thick mediopatellar plicae were found, which could lead to a mechanical internal derangement. Twelve synovial folds did not conform to the classic description of a mediopatellar plica. These folds probably represent synovial tissue reaction, since they were most commonly seen in patients who had undergone meniscectomy.

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