A membrane catching over a moving area, eg a plica catching on the rounded end of the femur.

medial plica bowstringing

A case presentation by Mr Angus Strover.



'The Sneaky Plica' revisited: morphology, pathophysiology and treatment of synovial plicae of the knee. Schindler OS. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Feb;22(2):247-62. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2368-4. Epub 2013 Feb 5.

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