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A 23-year-old female asked:

Ihad a arthroscopy a year ago and my kne has locked straight its been like it for a week now, it has happened before but was able to unlock in 4 days?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Eric Sigmond
45 years experience
Need to be evaluated: Locking is not normal in any knee. Locking in extension is more likely a knee cap problem, but could be a torn cartilage. You should have this evaluated by the surgeon who performed surgery on your knee a year ago. You may need physical therapy but you may need further surgery. The surgeon knows what's going on in your knee and would have a better idea of what could be causing your problem.
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