- Patient supine with legs straight
- Examiner passively flexes knee to 30° while applying a lateral to medial force on the patella with the other hand (attempting to move the patella medially)
Positive Mediopatellar Plica Test
Medial knee pain: Plica inflammation, osteochondritis dissecans.
By flexing the knee and moving the patella medially, an inflamed plica may cause tension between the patella and a medial femoral condyle, which may cause pain or discomfort.