A 39-year-old female asked:
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what is the treatment and prognosis for a knee plica in a 10 yo? likelihood for full recovery and ability to run again without surgery? in pt now.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies a lot. Some patients may have a plica and do fine, not even knowing they have it. Others have persistent pain, swelling, and popping in the knee and ultimately have surgery. Meds, PT, ice, and possibly injection therapy are the typical nonoperative treatments to varying degrees of success.
Answered on Oct 8, 2016
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