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Causes Of Plica Syndrome
Can medial plica syndrome cause instability or the knee to give way? Something like "pseudo giving way"?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dancer, 10 and has been diagnosed with plica syndrome. We have done 6 weeks of pt with no real results - dr wants to remove plica? Successful?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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