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Doctor insights on: Occasional Knee Locking

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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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Knee locking causes?

Knee locking causes?

Possibly: Osteochondritis dikseccans. A chip comes out of the back of the knee cap and forms a foreign body that can lock the joint. Also an old injury might. Needs x-ray. ...Read more

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What could cause knee locking?

What could cause knee locking?

Meniscus tear: The most common cause of a locked knee is when the meniscus, which is a cartilage in the joint, tears. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix my knee locking problem?

What can I do to fix my knee locking problem?

Identify the cause: See an orthopedic surgeon or sports specialist. The source of the locking must be identified to solve the problem. Exam, x-rays, and possibly MRI may be needed. Locking can occur as a result of loose bodies, meniscal tears, cartilage defects, arthritis, scar tissue, etc. Each of these would be treated differently. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix my knee locking problems?

What can I do to fix my knee locking problems?

Locking knee: You may need a MRI to check for a meniscus tear. Get an evaluation by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Knee locking up and pain at the back of the knee?

Knee locking up and pain at the back of the knee?

Meniscus tear: One of the more common causes of these symptoms is a tear in the meniscus, a "c" shaped cushion between the bones that form the knee joint. See an orthopedic surgeon for a diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a problem with my knee locking up off and on. Who do I see?

I have a problem with my knee locking up off and on. Who do I see?

Knee pain: Sports medicine or orthopedic physician. Depending on the cause it may be conservative treatment with therapy, cortisone injection, or surgery. ...Read more

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Knee locking when in a bent position and then painful to straighten out. Thoughts?

Knee locking when in a bent position and then painful to straighten out. Thoughts?

Knee locking: Whenever we hear patients have knee locking and difficulty completely bending or straightening, we think of either arthritis or perhaps a meniscus injury depending on the history and examination. If you are young and healthy this may be a tracking issue with your kneecap.This one you should see your pcp, sports med or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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What could be some causes of my knee locking up and me having to rotate it to make it pop? What next steps should I take?

Knee locking: The description of having to rotate the knee (typically gently extending the knee) speaks to a displaced bucket handle meniscal tear. Other sources of locking could be loose bony or cartilaginous bodies that may displace and float around. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my knee from knee locking up?

Knee locking: Usually implies a mechanical blockage such as a meniscal tear or a loose body in the joint that is causing locking. May need arthroscopic treatment with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience knee locking after arthroscopy?

Is it common to  experience knee locking after arthroscopy?

Knee locking: You should have this discussion with your surgeon. If he does not give you a satisfactory answer and solution, it is okay to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What type of doctor does one see for knee locking and pain?

What type of doctor does one see for knee locking and pain?

Knee pain: Sports medicine or orthopedic physician. Depending on the cause it may be conservative treatment with therapy, cortisone injection, or surgery. ...Read more

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What would cause knee locking up after total knee replacement?

What would cause knee locking up after total knee replacement?

Knee locking: You should have this discussion with your surgeon. If he does not give you a satisfactory answer and solution, it is okay to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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After ACL surgery a few years ago I started experiencing my knee locking up. Any advice?

After ACL surgery a few years ago I started experiencing my knee locking up. Any advice?

Reconsult: I would go back and see the surgeon who performed your surgery first. It that is not possible i would go see another orthopedic surgeon. It may be from the previous surgery or it may be a new injury. ...Read more