Plica Syndrome Surgery

Deer Valley Hospital
19829 N. 27th Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
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North Mountain Hospital
250 E. Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
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What is plica syndrome, and when is plica syndrome surgery necessary? Plicae form a set of four soft-tissue folds that surround the knee joint's synovial capsule, which secretes a lubricating fluid.

While typically small and smooth, a plica can become inflamed and irritated with injury and overuse. The medial plica (located on the inner knee, from the kneecap to the shinbone) most commonly develops plica syndrome. Symptoms of plica syndrome include pain and tenderness, as well as popping and locking when bending the knee. The following plica syndrome surgery video illustrates how the kneecap can pinch a plica, requiring removal of the plica.

The orthopedics departments of John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to watch this interactive plica syndrome surgery video.