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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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Plica (Definition)

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


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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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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?

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

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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 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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What is patella plica syndrome?

What is patella plica syndrome?

Inflammed tissue.: It is a n inflammation of the band of tissue called the plica.It runs along the front/inner side of your knee, and can mimic minicscal tear symptoms. ...Read more

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What is osgood schlatter versus plica syndrome?

What is osgood schlatter versus plica syndrome?

Separate problems.: Plica syndrome results in pain along the front/inside of your knee. Osgood-Schlatter's is an overuse of the patellar tendon insertion, in skeletally immature youngsters. ...Read more

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Am i right to say that synovitis and plica syndrome are the same thing?

Am i right to say that synovitis and plica syndrome are the same thing?

no: Synovium lines the joints. Synovits isd an inflammation i f the joints while a plicxa is a folding in of the lining that can affect joint motion. ...Read more

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What happens if you have both plica syndrome and patellofemoral pain synfrome?

What happens if you have both plica syndrome and patellofemoral pain synfrome?

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 more

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What is the difference between osgood schlatter disease and plica syndrome?

What is the difference between osgood schlatter disease and plica syndrome?

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

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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.

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.

Get the MRI: You should get the MRI to check for meniscus pathology. Plica syndrome is usually diagnosed on the examination by the experienced orthopedic surgeon and is hard to diagnose on MRI. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Diagnosed with plica syndrome. Had physical therapy for 3 months...knee still hurts. Should I consider surgery?

Diagnosed with plica syndrome. Had physical therapy for 3 months...knee still hurts. Should I consider surgery?

Possibly.: Surgery is possible. But make sure that you're being treated by a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who can make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would surgery for plica syndrome lead to removing the same thing that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate our joints? Would there be side effects?

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