A knee is considered to be locked when following some incident the patient finds themself unable to take the knee through a full range of movement.

 

Is locking serious?

A locked knee may unlock without help, but it implies that there is an underlying problem like a meniscus tear, and the locking may re-occur.

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Synonyms: 
locking
pseudolocking
stuck knee
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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