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My knee was catching and locking often for a few weeks but is now better. Do I still need to have my torn meniscus repaired? Is this likely to recur?

My knee was catching and locking often for a few weeks but is now better. Do I still need to have my torn meniscus repaired? Is this likely to recur?

Hard to say: Sometimes, with time and/or therapy, surgery can be avoided. If you keep doing exercises and don't reinjuer it, often you can be symptom free for years. Sometimes, though, it can act up without warning. If it keeps giving you trouble or acts up too often, then surgery may be a good choice. Discuss options with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can catching and pressure in knee while walking be a runners knee flare up? Also aftet kneeling it continues to catch and lock all day.

Can catching and pressure in knee while walking be a runners knee flare up? Also aftet kneeling it continues to catch and lock all day.

Knee issues: The feeling of catching and pressure in knee can be associated with runner's knee. However, we also think of meniscus injury with a history of catching and locking. ...Read more

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What could cause my knee to lock up in pain?

What could cause my knee to lock up in pain?

Some torn inside the: Knee, when you have torn meniscus inside the knee this get between the bone and luck the knee.. ...Read more

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Can you still faint if you are sitting down with lock knees?

Faint: Fainting is due to decreased blood supply to the brain. The effects of gravity are greater when standing than sitting, so fainting is more likely standing. But it can also happen in a sitting position, even with the head down, if the brain is not being adequately perfused by blood. This might be for a variety of causes related to heart, brain or even, possibly emotional. ...Read more

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My ankles and knees get stiff and lock when riding. What can I do?

My ankles and knees get stiff and lock when riding. What can I do?

Horses, bike?: Try taking MSM 2000 to 300 mg in the am. Helps with stiffness. ...Read more

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

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

Locked Knee: 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 ...Read more

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What is causing my knee to lock in a bent position and be painful to straighten out? How can I fix it?

What is causing my knee to lock in a bent position and be painful to straighten out? How can I fix it?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do you lock your knees?

How do you lock your knees?

Full extension: Knees are traditionally in a locked position when they are fully extended. ...Read more

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I have heard about trick and lock knees. What's the difference?

TRICK/KNOCKED KNEES: Knocked knee is when knees are abnormaly close together and space between ankles is increased. The trick knee is a term used when knee joint is susceptible to be in locking position most of the time due to longitudinal splitting of medial meniscus following trauma. ...Read more

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Will I have major problems in the future if I have had lock knees?

Will I have major problems in the future if I have had lock knees?

Knee: Depends on cause. Best to consult orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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How come my knees lock in place when I am laying down? (can't bend knees-hurts)

How come my knees lock in place when I am laying down? (can't bend knees-hurts)

Knee issue: Would recommend a supportive knee brace, and an MRI of the knee itself.
It could be a mensical problem.
See the orthopedist. ...Read more

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What's caused my left knee to lock up?

What's caused my left knee to lock up?

Displaced Meniscus: Most likely a meniscus that is torn and flipped into the joint preventing the knee from moving. These tears are called bucket handle meniscus tears, and usually require urgent arthroscopic surgical intervention is needed. Other causes include a loose piece of cartilage/bone that could have broken off and caught in between the bones, and arthritis. If locking is frequent, see your orthopedist. ...Read more

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My knee hurts when I straighten / lock it. What can I do?

My knee hurts when I straighten / lock it. What can I do?

Have it checked out: There are lots of causes of knee pain. If your knee hurts and it hasn't gotten better in 2-3 weeks your should see your primary care provider or an orthopedist for an evaluation. They can listen to your symptoms, examine your knee, and determine if any other testing (xrays, mri, etc.) may be needed. ...Read more

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Knee locking up on me. What could be causing it to lock up?

Knee locking up on me. What could be causing it to lock up?

Torn cartilage: A locked knee is a term used to describe a patient's inability to either bend or straighten their knee. If this what you asking about the common reason torn cartilage in the knee. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my knee hurts when I straighten / lock it.?

Could you tell me why my knee hurts when I straighten / lock it.?

Kneecap pain.: It could be pain related to the tracking of your kneecap, or it could be some early arthritis, among other things. Please see a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can evaluate you and point you in the right direction for treatment. ...Read more

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Can your tibia lock? What causes my knee to shift and lock and pop painfully?

Can your tibia lock? What causes my knee to shift and lock and pop painfully?

Most commonly: "Locking" is due to a significant "internal derangement" (Torn cartilage) and an MRI is usually the next step. "Popping" may be due to a piece of loose cartilage "hanging" from a tear and "catching"BETWEEN the tibia/femur where they "meet" IN SHORT YOu NEED TO SEE AN ORTHOPEDIST.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is an osteomoty of the knee? After having that done would it cause the knee to lock and click?

What is an osteomoty of the knee? After having that done would it cause the knee to lock and click?

Knee Osteotomy?: Knee osteotomy is an alternative to total knee replacement surgery. It is for selected younger persons with only portion of the knee affected by osteoarthritis. Most need knee replacement later, however. If a wrong candidate is selected, the outcome will be poor. Please be very careful in deciding... http://orthopedics. About. Com/od/hipkneearthritis/a/osteotomy. Htm. ...Read more

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My knees sometimes lock and click back into place leaving me in severe pain. What could this be?

My knees sometimes lock and click back into place leaving me in severe pain. What could this be?

Subluxating patella: A thorough knee evaluation, radiographs, and perhaps an MRI with more clearly detail what is causing your symptoms. An unstable patella that moves in and out of joint (subluxation) is a common cause of insidious knee locking and clicking. ...Read more

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What causes my knee to lock when walking? My knee shifts and pops alot and is very painful? Please help

What causes my knee to lock when walking? My knee shifts and pops alot and is very painful? Please help

Internal: Derangement of the knee joint. Please see an orthopedic surgeon and you will need an exam. Anti- inflammatory medication and imaging studies like an MRI. ...Read more

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What surgery will they do if your knee knee goes to the side when walk, pop/lock up and has extra fluid in it?

What surgery will they do if your knee knee goes to the side when walk, pop/lock up and has extra fluid in it?

Extensor mechanism: Soundslike you may have patellofemoral instability (kneecap slips out of place).If you have failed aquads rehab./bracing program surgical options depend on your anatomy and severity of instability. Lateral release, lateral release w/tibial tubercle ostetomy, and/or medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction are surgical options. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have hypermobility syndrome and it gets that bad that my knees lock is there any medication to prevent this?

I have hypermobility syndrome and it gets that bad that my knees lock is there any medication to prevent this?

Ehlers-Danlos: Syndrome affects many different body systems and ten major types. Therefore, a multispecialty approach to the diagnosis and management of the condition is the key. The individualized plan with follow ups tailored for your needs is what you need. Treatment for ehlers-danlos depends on a number of factors, including the specifics of the disease, its symptoms, and its severity. ...Read more

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When I lock my knee (standing or sitting) then bend it, why does my knee crack? (This has been going on for years)

When I lock my knee (standing or sitting) then bend it, why does my knee crack? (This has been going on for years)

Knee "irritability": You are still "young" so perhaps the ligaments, tendons are still stretching. I doubt a serious issue like "arthritis". As long as you are not experiencing progressive pain, I would not be concerned. ...Read more

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What causes your knee to lock and become instabled? I am looking for a answer to my question about displacement of mensical root?

Meniscus injury: The anterior and posterior meniscal roots are the sites where the knee meniscus attaches to the central tibial plateau. Your symptoms of locking and buckling sound like the symptoms of a torn meniscus. The meniscus, a cartilage in your knee that acts as a "shock absorber" between the two bones can be torn in various places. Sounds like you had a tear at the root. ...Read more

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When I bend my knees they lock so the bones shift and it is very painful to get out of. This has been happening since I was little any advice?

When I bend my knees they lock so the bones shift and it is very painful to get out of. This has been happening since I was little any advice?

Discoid meniscus: Since it has been going on since you we're little this could be a discoid meniscus with a possible tear but one would also need to look at the possibility that you also may have an acl deficient knee. ...Read more

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At 14 I was diagnosed with chondromalacia and had microarthroscopic surgery. 15 years later my knees still lock often (can't hyperextend) and hurt.?

At 14 I was diagnosed with chondromalacia and had microarthroscopic surgery. 15 years later my knees still lock often (can't hyperextend) and hurt.?

You need to be eva--: Luated by an orthopod to get properly diagnosed. Locking is generally due to mechanical cause, like a meniscal or chondral lesion or a loose body.
You most likely would need an MRI and possibly an arthroscopic evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more