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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Plica Syndrome

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Can medial plica syndrome cause instability or the knee to give way? Something like "pseudo giving way"?

Can medial plica syndrome cause instability or the knee to give way? Something like "pseudo giving way"?

Yes.: A painful plica can cause the quad (thigh) muscles to shut down, and give you a sense of the knee "giving out". ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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 are the ymptoms of plica syndrome?

What are the ymptoms of plica syndrome?

Medial knee pain.: Pain along the inner side of the knee, along the edge of the kneecap. It can mimic medial meniscal tear symptoms. ...Read more

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I have plica syndrome, will i ever be able to do anything active again?

I have plica syndrome, will i ever be able to do anything active again?

You should.: You should be seeing a sports medicine orthopedic knee specialist, who can discuss options with you. Many cases can be resolved with the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone get plica syndrome again even though the plica was taken out?

Yes: It depends on if the surgeon, simply cut it versus removed it. Simply cutting has been known to recur. If debrided, i would look for other sources of pain, including adhesions, scar tissue, chondromalacia, or instability. ...Read more

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