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Recently had knee surgery to clean up soft tissue as well as remove plica. surgery was 3 weeks ago and now knee catching again. what should I do?
After 5 years, plica surgery finally helped me knee pain. Been fine since (11 months), but now I'm feeling pain now Should I go to my athletic trainer?
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
Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Plicas only very rarely cause knee pain. When we do surgery to remove the plicas, they don't return. There can sometimes be a small amount of scar folds that develop in its place but they generally don't cause pain. If you have a return of pain, the plica was unlikely to be the cause of the original pain. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long for swelling to go away from Plica knee surgery?. I have a month already and it hurts to walk.
Different: You should have gradually improving swelling and pain over time. If the pain is persistent or worsening, then follow up with your surgeon. This could be completely normal for you, since everyone's different, but, as an example, postoperative infection is one potential problem after surgery. ...Read more
Is the thickening of plica reversible without surgery or does conservative treatment only serves to strengthen muscles to keep the plica from sliding?
Discuss with MD: In those few patients who do not respond to a non-operative treatment program, an arthroscopic resection of their medial plica may be indicated. ...Read more