Knee plica syndrome, or synovial plica syndrome, is among the common knee injuries that occur in athletes. Plica syndrome refers to the injury or irritation of the synovial plica folds in the knee, followed by severe pain in the joint. Although the condition does not damage the knee (rarely, a large plica can rub on the articular cartilage and cause wear), it can be very painful. Diagnosing plica syndrome can be challenging, but treatment is simple.

Following a description of the anatomy of the knee, this entry discusses the signs, ...

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