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plica syndrome symptoms

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Plica syndrome: Pain of the knee, typically medial to the patella, easily reproducible and well-localized.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Medial knee pain.: Pain along the inner side of the knee, along the edge of the kneecap. It can mimic medial meniscal tear symptoms.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
See below: Plica is a fold of tissue and an embryonic remnant found in many peoples knees. Its rarely a problem. However, some people can develop a painful plica ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammed tissue.: The plica is a band of tissue along the front/inner side of your knee. It can become inflammed and cause pain symptoms in that area of the knee.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain from knee: Plica syndrome is when the plica ( synovial fold of capsule) causes pain due to irritation over the femoral condyle. They are usually medial (inner) ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammed tissue.: The plica is a band of tissue that runs along the front/inner side of your knee. It can become inflammed and cause knee pain in that area.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: First, it is pretty unusual for a 62yo to have plica syndrome, so you would want to make sure that is the correct diagnosis. A plica itself is an abn ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Plica syndrome: Typically medial knee pain, well localized and easily reproducible from thickened impinging synovial tissue. A plica is a normal finding, but when swo ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
A cause of knee pain: A knee "plica" refers to a band of fibrous tissue in the knee joint. Plica are normally found in the knee and are usually asymptomatic. Occasionally ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not: The plica itself should not recur after excision. May be inflammation or scar tissue.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
YES: With a careful, accurate diagnosis, arthroscopy can successfully treat plica syndrome.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
42 years experience Sports Medicine
Knee Problems: Plica is a folding of tissue within the knee capsule. They usually are not symptomatic and most people never know they have a plica. Catching or click ... Read More
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