Dr. Farshchian: Plica of the knee is now being treated with regenerative medicine at he center for regenerative medicine.

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"Plica of the knee is now being treated with regenerative medicine at he center for regenerative medicine." according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative medicine.

Dr. Farshchian is the medical director for The Center for Regenerative Medicine.

"Plica of the knee is now being treated with regenerative medicine at he center for regenerative medicine." according to A.J. Farshchian MD an orthopedic regenerative practitioner at the center for regenerative medicine.

Plica (pronounced PLI-KAH) is the remnant synovial tissue and a thin wall of fibrous tissue that are extensions of the synovial capsule of the knee. During embryonic stage, the knee is divided into three separate compartments. As the fetus develops these compartments develop into one large protective cavity ( which is the same as synovial membrane). Most often the plica is on the medial (inside) of the knee at the level of the medial femoral condyle. Most individuals are not adversely affected by the presence of plicas. It could be inflamed by overuse or injury. Injury, chronic overuse, or inflammatory conditions are associated with development of this syndrome.

This syndrome typically produces pain and swelling, a clicking sensation, locking and weakness of the knee is possible as well. Since the symptoms are similar to symptoms of some other knee problems such as arthritis, meniscus tear or ligament injuries, Plica syndrome usually is not part of diagnostic differentials and it may lead to further surgeries and possible total knee replacement Diagnosis could be confirmed after all the other knee related entities is ruled out.

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