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Plica Active Extension Test

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Other Names

  • Active Extension Test

Purpose

Illustration of the Plica Active Extension Test[1]
  • Evaluate the Plicae as a cause of knee pain

Description

  • The patient is seated
  • They quickly and actively extend the knee as in kicking a ball
  • Positive test
    • Reproduction of pain
    • Thought to be due to the abrupt tension on the plica from the quadriceps femoris muscle.

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of uptodate.com, "Medial patellar plica test"
Created by:
John Kiel on 5 March 2021 15:10:48
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27 April 2023 09:55:32
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