Synovial plica injury

3 Interesting Facts of Synovial plica injury

  1. Trauma or repetitive motion can cause inflammation and thickening of the synovial plica resulting in anterior knee pain
  2. Differentiated by:
    • Pain is typically located medial to patella
      • Characterized by pain aggravated by knee flexion and relieved with extension
    • Symptoms can include catching, locking, and clicking in knee
  3. Diagnosed by MRI

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