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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7062129, 5 pages
Case Report

Cartilage Delamination Flap Mimicking a Torn Medial Meniscus

Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608

Received 9 September 2016; Revised 29 October 2016; Accepted 17 November 2016

Academic Editor: John Nyland

Copyright © 2016 Gan Zhi-Wei Jonathan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of a chondral delamination lesion due to medial parapatellar plica friction syndrome involving the medial femoral condyle. This mimicked a torn medial meniscus in clinical and radiological presentation. Arthroscopy revealed a chondral delamination flap, which was debrided. Diagnosis of chondral lesions in the knee can be challenging. Clinical examination and MRI have good accuracy for diagnosis and should be used in tandem. Early diagnosis and treatment of chondral lesions are important to prevent progression to early osteoarthritis.