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Knee synovial cyst presenting as iliotibial band friction syndrome

PainSci » bibliography » Costa et al 2004
Tags: IT band pain, running, knee, etiology, leg, limbs, pain problems, overuse injury, injury, exercise, self-treatment, treatment, tendinosis, pro

Two articles on PainSci cite Costa 2004: 1. The Complete Guide to IT Band Syndrome2. You Might Just Be Weird

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We present the case of a 28-year-old competitive runner with iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome associated with a synovial cyst. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) did not demonstrate a fluid collection. However, open exploration revealed a large cyst beneath the ITB arising from the capsule of the knee proximal to the lateral meniscus. The cyst disappeared on extension. The pre-operative MRI scan may have revealed the cyst, if it had been taken with the knee flexed.

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