Can a crack in the knee cartilage cause the knee to shift and lock? Can the tibia sublux?

Yes if referring- -2 the meniscus. They can cause locking, giving way, & even a feeling that the knee shifts. If U have these symptoms you need 2 see your orthopedic surgeon 4 an eval.

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Outer lateral side of knee cartilage is torn so there is no space between femer and tibia in that region, what is the best advice for this?

Varies. It varies a little based upon whether there is any malalignment of the knee and whether arthritis is set in. If it is well aligned, non arthritic, then a meniscal transplant may be an option. Visco supplementation can be an option as well as off loading with a brace. All based on your specific factors. Read more...