Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery

, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp 18–19 | Cite as

Plica mediopatellaris —Arthroscopic resection under local anesthesia

  • E. Andersen
  • T. D. Poulsen
Original Articles


A consecutive series of 28 patients (31 knees) with a symptomatic mediopatellar plica without concomitant lesions excised arthroscopically under local anaesthesia in the outpatient department is described. The results were classified as excellent or good in 26/31 cases after a median follow-up period of 15 months. It is concluded that excising a fibrosed mediopatellar plica large enough to cover the medial femoral condyle during flexion is followed by good results; local anaesthesia is sufficient and economical, and arthroscopic excision under local anaesthesia carries a low morbidity.


Public Health Local Anaesthesia Femoral Condyle Outpatient Department Consecutive Series 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Andersen
    • 1
  • T. D. Poulsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryCentral HospitalEsbjergDenmark

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