What is Plica Syndrome?
Plica Syndrome, sometimes called Synovial Plica Syndrome, is a knee condition linked to synovial tissue in the knee. Synovial tissue or membrane is a thin and soft tissue that provides lining to joints and joint cavities. Some individuals are more likely to experience irritation of the synovial plica than others – often related to overuse and sometimes to injury.
Plica syndrome can be painful and may also cause a knee locking sensation or a clicking sound, especially after sleeping, sitting or being inactive for an extended period of time.
The recommended treatment for plica syndrome is often rest paired with ice and medicine to reduce any type of inflammation.
If you think you might be suffering from Plica Syndrome or some other knee related injury like medial chondromalacia or lateral patella facet syndrome, you should consult a qualified health care professional like a board certified orthopedic surgeon like Dr. Stacie Grossfeld at Orthopaedic Specialists for diagnosis and treatment.