Anyone heard of Synovial Plica Syndrome? I think I know what's wrong with my 13 year old son!

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Hi. My poor son is waiting for an arthroscopy and completely unable to walk, and (due to the pain) go to school since Christmas. He's on Tramadol, Naproxen and paracetamol. Physio really really hurts and his knee is almost locked rigid will only move between about 30° to 40° of flexion. He had some ligament injury on 2nd December but they can't understand why he is even worse now.

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    I had a photo and an article I found online but I have no idea if uploading them has worked!

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    limit that tramadol. its very hard to get off of and side effects are not good.

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      So agree - that is a lot of pain relief for a 13 year old.....although I appreciate he may need it...poor lad !

      P.S. So love your name 'handle' or whatever it is called.....ha ha x

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    Thanks for your concern. Believe me I'm not happy with the tramadol. He's only been on it since Tuesday and the dose is only 50-100mg. He's bigger than me and the adult dose is up to 400mg. He's not finding it helps at this low dose anyway so I can't see much point.

    Luckily his urgent arthroscopy op came through for Tuesday 29th. How long is recovery from that please?

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