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What causes the knee to buckle?

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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
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In brief: Many things

Several things can cause the knee to buckle.
Sometimes, tears of the meniscus or loose bodies within the knee can cause buckling. Other times, pain secondary to irritation of the cartilage behind the knee cap can cause transient shutdown of the quadriceps and cause the knee to give way. Consult a physician and he/she should be able to help.

In brief: Many things

Several things can cause the knee to buckle.
Sometimes, tears of the meniscus or loose bodies within the knee can cause buckling. Other times, pain secondary to irritation of the cartilage behind the knee cap can cause transient shutdown of the quadriceps and cause the knee to give way. Consult a physician and he/she should be able to help.
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