The 'plica syndrome' refers to a collection of associated symptoms which are caused by the nipping inside the knee of a fold of joint lining (the plica) between the bone of the femur (thigh bone) and the extensor structures of the knee (kneecap or the muscles above it).

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Explanations of the plica syndrome

The word 'syndrome' means a group of clinical findings that tend to be associated with one another, and likely to have a common cause. The plica syndrome is a group of clinical findings in the knee which appear to be related to damage to a rather enigmatic structure called the synovial plica.

The inner walls of the knee joint are lined with a special tissue called the...

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What is the Plica Syndrome?

An often-missed cause of symptoms.

Knee problems in the absence of injury

Conditions that might be the cause of problems in the knee when there has not been any injury.

Medial plica

Plicae are often neglected as a cause of knee pain.

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A case presentation by Mr Angus Strover.

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