A member asked:

Please can you tell me how to release a locked knee? how long should it lock before it releases!

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Dr. Richard Zimon answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

is NOT normal and you need an ORTHOPEDIC consultation as soon as practicable..... The knee will generally "unlock" when you RELAX the muscles above your knee (Quadricpes)...If this is occurring "regularly" WATCH YOURSELF ON STAIRS and see that specialist soon!

Answered Jul 15, 2018

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

This is likely due to a piece of meniscus that is caught. It may not unlock on its own due to the mechanical nature and/or the pain involved. You need to be seen so that your knee can be evaluated and the physician can help with maneuvers to unlock it or arrange for surgical intervention

Answered Aug 1, 2020

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