Where does one get a synovial plica?
Synovial plicae are natural folds of joint lining, but sometimes they become problematic. Four synovial plicae are commonly recognised:
The filmy band is actually a fold in the capsule of the knee, but that is not appreciated in this illustration.
This illustration gives a better example of how the plica folds in from the capsule surrounding the knee joint.
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