Accession Number : ADA528568


Title :   Elbow Synovial Fold Syndrome


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF RADIOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Sanghi, Amit ; Ly, Justin Q ; Bush, R J ; Folio, Les R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a528568.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : We present the case of a 17 year old female with elbow synovial fold syndrome (aka plica synovialis). The etiology is thought to be related to repetitive microtrauma resulting in thickening of normal elbow synovial folds. Associated symptoms typically worsen over time, particularly with increasing exercise and motion. While radiographs are unrevealing, MR imaging will show a thickened plica, oftentimes with secondary signs of plica impingement. The following report reviews presentation, pathophysiology, characteristic imaging findings and current treatment options for elbow synovial fold syndrome.


Descriptors :   *SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , IMAGES , MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING , RADIOGRAPHY , FEMALES , ETIOLOGY , PATHOPHYSIOLOGY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE