Plica Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Tracy Lee Bigelow, DO; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is plica syndrome?

What is the anatomy of plica syndrome during embryonic development?

What is mediopatellar plica?

What is infrapatellar plica and how is it classified?

What is the pathophysiology of plica syndrome?

What causes symptomatic plica syndrome?

What is the incidence of suprapatellar plica?

What is medial plica and how is it classified?

What is the incidence of lateral and inferior plicas?

What is the prognosis of plica syndrome?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of plica syndrome?

Which physical findings are characteristic of plica syndrome?

Workup

How is plica syndrome diagnosed?

What is the role of plain radiographs in the evaluation of plica syndrome?

What is the role of arthroscopy in the diagnosis of plica syndrome?

What are the four types of mediopatellar plica?

How is symptomatic and asymptomatic plica syndrome differentiated?

What are the histologic findings characteristic of a symptomatic plica?

How is medial parapatellar plica staged?

Treatment

What is the most common symptomatic plica and how to treat it?

What is the medical treatment of plica syndrome?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of plica syndrome?

What is included in preoperative care for plica syndrome?

What are the operative details of surgery for plica syndrome?

How is suprapatellar plica surgically treated?

What is included in postoperative care of plica syndrome?

What are the complications of surgery for plica syndrome?

What is included in the long term monitoring of plica syndrome?