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Doctor insights on: Plica Semilunaris

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What would happen if the plica semilunaris stops working?

Plica semilunaris: In animals it serves as a third eyelid. In humans it serves no useful function. Read more

Plica (Definition)

Infolding synovial tissue within a joint. It is a normal finding. It may on occasion get ...Read more


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Can a nail injury on plica semilunaris heal?

Can a nail injury on plica semilunaris heal?

Injury: I am assuming this is a fingernail-induced injury. If muscle and lacrimal canals have not been injured, then the wound ought to heal. However, I would suture this wound, to insure that the appropriate tissues coapt well. Read more

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My dad is having some pus like thing in his plica semilunaris what to do n what is it basically?

My dad is having some pus like thing in his plica semilunaris what to do n what is it basically?

Plica: The plica semilunaris is a fold of bulbar conjunctiva on the medial aspect of your eye or the canthus. This is likely some type of conjunctivitis. Initial treatment would be a warm compress. Your dad may need and antibiotic. Sometimes this can be a sign of a problem with the nasolacrimal duct and that would need care by an eye doctor. Read more

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My plica semilunaris is swollen and red. Causing irritation to my eye but no pain. Are there home remedies as I have no insurance to seek medical?

My plica semilunaris is swollen and red. Causing irritation to my eye but no pain. Are there home remedies as I have no insurance to seek medical?

Can't be sure: You can try using black tea bags on your closed eye (steep in warm water to activate first, then place over your closed eye- not hot!). Do this for 10 minutes 5 times/day. Tea has an anti-inflammatory effect and may help. My concern is for infection so if it does not improve, and certainly if it worsens, or if there is pain on eye movement, you must be seen by a doctor. Read more

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My right eye, above the plica semilunaris, is red and sore. What should I do?

My right eye, above the plica semilunaris, is red and sore. What should I do?

See an Eye MD: Only an examination can determine what is wrong. Schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist (eye md). Read more

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Eye irritated. Discharged @ 1st. Next day, inner eye corner stings w/white squishy bump in inner eye corner, plica semilunaris membrane. Getting larger

Eye irritated. Discharged @ 1st. Next day, inner eye corner stings w/white squishy bump in inner eye corner, plica semilunaris membrane. Getting larger

Infection> See Dr: Your symptoms suggest an infection in the inner corner of the eye. The tear duct may be involved. It's important for you to see your physician AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as the condition may get worse. An allergic reaction is possible but less likely. Read more

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Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?

Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?

Dry eyes likely: The plica semilunaris is a vestigial structure of the nictitating membrane seen in other animals. It aides in forming a tear lake. The burning sensation you are experiencing is likely dry eye related and artificial tears should aid in your comfort. Read more

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What is plica syndrome?

See below: Plica is a fold of tissue and an embryonic remnant found in many peoples knees. Its rarely a problem. However, some people can develop a painful plica, especially after trauma to the knee. Plicas are generally found along the inside of the knee adjacent to the knee cap. Both conservative and surgical options exist to treat plicas. Read more

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What is plica syndrome?

What is plica syndrome?

Pain from knee: Plica syndrome is when the plica (synovial fold of capsule) causes pain due to irritation over the femoral condyle. They are usually medial (inner) and can pop over the knee with flexion (bending) of knee. Can respond to injections but occasionally require surgery. Often times a garbage bag diagnosis for surgeons that scope a knee and don't find any major problems. Read more

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What are the ymptoms of plica syndrome?

What are the ymptoms of plica syndrome?

Medial knee pain.: Pain along the inner side of the knee, along the edge of the kneecap. It can mimic medial meniscal tear symptoms. Read more

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What could I expect from plica removal?

What could I expect from plica removal?

Pain relief: First and foremost need to make sure this is cause of actual pain often times this becomes the garbage pail diagnosis. It is typcially a snapping pain over the inner aspect of knee. If truelly cause of pain, surgery to cut the plica should alleviate pain. Read more

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What is medial patellar plica?

What is medial patellar plica?

Inflammed tissue.: The plica is a band of tissue that runs along the front/inner side of your knee. It can become inflammed and mimic meniscal tear symptoms. Read more

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What can one expect from plica surgery?

What can one expect from plica surgery?

Return to sport: Generally my patients get better quick and are working out by 3-4 weeks and sports by 6-8 weeks. Read more

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What is the use of an infrapatellar plica?

What is the use of an infrapatellar plica?

Not Fully Known: The plica are remnants of tissue in the developing embrionic knee starting around 8 weeks. Some think that they act like eyelids and assist in lubrication of the joint. Generally asymptomatic, they may become inflammed after a direct blow to the knee, repetative sport activity, etc. Once inflammed, they can cause pain or irritate/damage surrounding tissues. Read more

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What is the use of an infrapatellar plica?

What is the use of an infrapatellar plica?

Remnant: A plica is a fold of joint lining tissue (synovial tissue). It is left over after the knee develops while you are in your mother's womb. It has no known specific function after that, but can occasionally be associated with problems. Read more

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How do I know if I need plica surgery again?

How do I know if I need plica surgery again?

Conservative: Usually it is treated conservatively at the beginning. Your surgeon will discuss with you all options. Read more

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What can I expect from plica removal surgery?

What can I expect from plica removal surgery?

Plica surgery: I have been scoping knees for 27 years and have probably done over 3000. I have yet to do one for a plica. I would not be overly optimistic that your knee is going to be better from only excision of a plica. Read more

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Am I right to say that synovitis and plica syndrome are the same thing?

Am I right to say that synovitis and plica syndrome are the same thing?

No: Synovium lines the joints. Synovits isd an inflammation I f the joints while a plicxa is a folding in of the lining that can affect joint motion. Read more