Procedure:

  1. Patient seated with knees flexed 90°
  2. Examiner palpates over and around the patella
  3. Examiner instructs the patient to flex and extend the knee.

Plica stutter orthopaedic test

Plica Stutter knee exam

Interpretation:

Positive Plica Stutter Test

“Popping” or “stuttering” in the patella during motion Plica inflammation: osteochondritis dissecans.