About the program:
This program is aimed at conservative therapy for patients diagnosed with plica syndrome.
You may begin this program after consulting your physician or a member of our team.
The goal of the program is to restore muscle balance, to improve blood flow to the joint, and to eliminate swelling.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
40 days of rehabilitation
65 different exercises
620 videos total
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
This program was created with the help of:
Dr. Marin Benkin, MD, Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Serdika Hospital
Please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. Dial +359889250440 or use the chat bubble on the bottom right.
The knee joint has several plicae – the suprapatellar, infrapatellar, medial and lateral. The mediopatellar or medial plica is a vestige of an incomplete resorption of the synovial membrane that divides the joint cavity during fetal development.
The medial plica is a normal anatomical structure. Plica syndrome belongs to the conditions caused by a single forceful blow or accumulated microtrauma from a repetitive stress injury. The medial plica can become fibrotic due to microtrauma caused by frequent rapid knee flexion, e.g. in athletic individuals.
Plica syndrome is difficult to diagnose, which makes timely surgical treatment rare. An undiagnosed hypertrophy of the of the medial plica can lead to the development of chronic gonarthrosis. This condition manifests with the following symptoms: pain in the knee that gets worse under load, swelling, and popping when in motion.