patella plica mri radiology syndrome knee medial radedasia
  • The medial patella plica is a developmental synovial membrane remnant.

 

  • Can be seen in up to 30% of knees.

 

  • It can be completely asymptomatic but can extend between the patella and trochlea and be compressed and cause pain. This is seen in so called Patella Plica Syndrome.
  • May also have chondromalacia in the adjacent patella and trochlea facet.
  • A normal plica as shown is well defined and low signal.

 

  • It is found in the superomedial aspect of the jiont and is best seen on axial scans.

 

  • With compression it will be thickened and ill defined and increase in signal.

 

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