Radiocapitellar plica: a narrative review

Radiocapitellar plica: a narrative review

Authors

  • Alessandra Colozza Orthopaedic and Traumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera di Faenza, Viale Stradone 9, 48018, Faenza, RA, Italy
  • Ilaria Martini a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:21:"University of Ferrara";}
  • Michele Cavaciocchi Orthopaedic and Traumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera di Faenza, Viale Stradone 9, 48018, Faenza, RA, Italy
  • Margherita Menozzi Department of Surgery, Orthopaedic Clinic, Parma University Hospital, via Gramsci 14, 43100, Parma, Italy
  • Sara Padovani Orthopaedic and Traumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera di Faenza, Viale Stradone 9, 48018, Faenza, RA, Italy
  • Alberto Belluati Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, Hospital Santa Maria delle Croci, Viale Randi 5, 48121, Ravenna, Italy

Keywords:

radiocapitellar, plica, elbow, arthroscopy, lateral epicondylitis, synovial fold

Abstract

Radiocapitellar plica is a vestigial lateral portion of elbow synovial fold which may cause pain and snap in some cases. Plica is a difficult and misleading diagnosis and it could be easily confused with a common lateral epicondylitis however, they are different conditions. Pathology full understanding and proper diagnosis is essential to achieve patient’s pain relief and functional recovery therefore, we reviewed the most relevant literature about radiocapitaller plica. The aim of this study is to provide the best and current concepts about: clinical evaluation, imaging findings and surgical treatments of radiocapitellar plica.

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