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Can your knee lock if chondromalacia?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Chondromalacia

Yes if the surface is irregular from the chondromalacia then your knee can lock up.

In brief: Chondromalacia

Yes if the surface is irregular from the chondromalacia then your knee can lock up.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine

In brief: NO!

Imo, the knee only lock if piece of tissue gets trapped in the joint.
Stiffness is very common and due to tense tight muscle caused by trigger points in the muscles.

In brief: NO!

Imo, the knee only lock if piece of tissue gets trapped in the joint.
Stiffness is very common and due to tense tight muscle caused by trigger points in the muscles.
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Locking and catching with sharp pain can be associated with chondromalacia or cartilage defects.
These typically stabilize over many months to a level that can be tolaterated. Alternatives include injections and surgery. Depending on size, various procedures may be offered.

In brief: Yes

Locking and catching with sharp pain can be associated with chondromalacia or cartilage defects.
These typically stabilize over many months to a level that can be tolaterated. Alternatives include injections and surgery. Depending on size, various procedures may be offered.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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