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Plica (Definition)

Infolding synovial tissue within a joint. It is a normal finding. It may on occasion get ...Read more


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What is plica syndrome?

What is plica syndrome?

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, especially after trauma to the knee. Plicas are generally found along the inside of the knee adjacent to the knee cap. Both conservative and surgical options exist to treat plicas. ...Read more

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How do I heal plica syndrome?

How do I heal plica syndrome?

Physical therapy.: Ice the plica region for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, physical therapy could be beneficial in resolving your symptoms. Sometimes a cortisone shot is helpful. Last resort is surgery, but the results are great, if your the right candidate for it. ...Read more

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What is medial plica syndrome?

What is medial plica syndrome?

Inflammed tissue.: The plica is a band of tissue that runs along the front/inner side of your knee. It can become inflammed and give you pain in that area. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: plica?

What is the definition or description of: plica?

Plica: Infolding synovial tissue within a joint. It is a normal finding. It may on occasion get pinched and swollen--becoming symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is plica and how is it treated?

What is plica and how is it treated?

Tissue.: It is a band of tissue that runs along the antero-medial aspect of your knee. When inflammed, it can mimic a medial meniscal tear. ...Read more

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Is plica fimbriata always symmetrical? I have a noticeable flap (maybe 2mm) on one side, and only much smaller ones on the other.

Is plica fimbriata always symmetrical? I have a noticeable flap (maybe 2mm) on one side, and only much smaller ones on the other.

Not always: The plica fimbriata is a slight fold of the mucous membrane on the underside of the tongue which runs laterally on either side of the lingual frenulum. The free edge of the plica fimbriata occasionally exhibits a series of fringe-like processes. They can become irritated during brushing or hygiene. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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What is plica syndrome ?

What is plica syndrome ?

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) and can pop over the knee with flexion (bending) of knee. Can respond to injections but occasionally require surgery. Often times a garbage bag diagnosis for surgeons that scope a knee and don't find any major problems. ...Read more

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Tell me about plica syndrome?

Tell me about plica syndrome?

Inflammed tissue.: It is a band of tissue that runs along the front/inner part of your knee. It can become inflammed, and cause pain on that side of the knee. ...Read more

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