plica syndrome


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plica syndrome

Patellar pain and a sensation of instability, clicking, or locking of the knee as a result of inflammation of the synovial plicae (folds) of the knee joint

medial plica syndrome

Plica syndrome in which the medial synovial plica is inflamed.
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To test this hypothesis, a controlled trial is requested to observe whether plica excision could prevent the KOA occurrence or progression in patients with synovial plica syndrome.
A recent systematic review found this test to be more diagnostically accurate than an MRI (sensitivity of the test is 90% and specificity is 89%, vs 77% and 58%, respectively, for MRI) for detection of medial plica syndrome.
Plica syndrome is best treated with soft-tissue mobilization, ultrasound, or a knee sleeve with side support.