Plica Syndrome

Plica Syndrome

What is Plica Syndrome?

The plica on the inner side of the knee, called the “medial plica” is the synovial tissue most prone to irritation and injury. When the knee is bent, the plica is exposed to direct injury. When the plica becomes irritated and inflamed, the condition called “plica syndrome”.

Symptoms of Plica Syndrome

  • Pain in the knee
  • Snapping sensation when the knee is bent
  • Swollen knee


Causes of Plica Syndrome

  • Overusing of the knee
  • Trauma to the knee


Treatment for Plica Syndrome


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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