An Impingement is when a structure in the body interferes with the mobility of another structure by getting in the way.

plica catching between bones - plica syndrome
A plica impinging between patella and femur.


Different kinds of impingement

There are a number of soft tissue structures that may become impinged, such as a bulky fat pad or a fattened and inflamed medial plica.


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