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Medial Patellar Plica Test

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Other Names

  • Medial Patellar Plica Test

Purpose

Illustration of the medial patellar plica test[1]
  • Evaluate the knee for the presence of plica

Description

  • The patient is in a supine position
  • Apply compressive force over inferomedial patella
  • Passively extend & flex the knee
  • Positive test
    • Pain between 30-45° flexion
    • Often associated with clicking, popping, catching, locking, or snapping

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of uptodate.com, "Medial patellar plica test"
Created by:
John Kiel on 10 April 2022 10:53:19
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19 April 2023 22:21:29
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