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Medial Plica Syndrome
Can medial plica syndrome cause instability or the knee to give way? Something like "pseudo giving way"?
On and off bone pain for years in my left leg. I have hip tendonitis, pfps & medial plica syndrome in the same leg. Should I see my orth or a waste?
Depends : None of those conditions are life threatening, so it really depends on how much trouble you are having. If you have a significant problem, I would not hesitate to be seen as there many good treatment options available for each of those conditions. ...Read more
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
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
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?
Anterior knee pain: Pf pain syndrome can occur from the knee cap tracking on the end if the thigh bone in some irregular fashion. It can be from cartilage wear, patellar or quad tendinitis, an alignment problem, a muscle imbalance, a patella ligament injury, a dislocation, and from over activity, or to aggressive deep knee bending and jumping. Picas are to tissue bands that form and catch as you bend your knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee Problems: Osgood schlatter's syndrome is prominence of the growth plate where the patella tendon attaches called the tibia tubercle. In some young patients it is prominent and painful. When the growth plate closes the pain usually subsides. 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 is one symptom. ...Read more
Should I get an MRI to confirm plica syndrome? I have the choice of seeing if it calms down or an MRI. My concern is the excessive popping/pain.
If plica syndrome is so controversial how can I have been medboarded from the army for it? Im now told its muscle tightness by a pt.
Hard to diagnose: Plica syndrome is a cause of inflammation of the knee. It is difficult to diagnose because it does not show up well on mri. It only occurs when the synovial capsule is inflamed. Chronic inflammation of the knee capsule would make service in the army difficult. Muscle tightness can irritate tendons and also cause inflammation.Magnesium oil applied topically to tight muscles can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with plica syndrome. Had physical therapy for 3 months...knee still hurts. Should I consider surgery?
Would surgery for plica syndrome lead to removing the same thing that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate our joints? Would there be side effects?
possibly: Plica or shelf(s) syndrome that is clinically signifigant generally causes 'popping' or 'catching' when you bend your knee.It may feel like it is 'giving way' if it hurts when it 'catches'.Most plica are asymptomatic.Sometimes patellofemoral instability and pain can be confused w/a plica.See an ors and get 2nd opinion before considering surgery. Good luck! ...Read more
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