Many (most?) commercial medical sites focus on “meniscus tear” as the leading cause of knee lock. But in my conversations with other knee lock sufferers, meniscus tears account for only a minority percentage of locks. The resources below focus mainly on non-commercial knee lock information. Some pages are intended for medical practitioners, while others are for a general audience. The kneelock.com site is just getting started — I will be adding new resources on a regular basis. Check back often. If you have tips for unlocking a locked knee, or preventing knee lock, or link to a medical paper, or can refer a doctor or clinic experienced in knee lock, please leave a comment below. – John
Dr. Kuhn & Sekiya’s seminal paper on tibio-fibular knee lock: http://kneelock.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/PROXIMAL-TIBIOFIBULAR-JOINT.pdf
Knee Guru Online: www.kneeguru.co.uk/
One of the best knee-related resources on the ‘net. Great forum discussions, tutorials and papers.
“Interventional Orthopedics” providing non-surgical biologic therapies. Also Google “Prolotherapy for Knee” for a range of “tissue regeneration” resources that may (or may not) strengthen the Tib-Fib joint.
Short for “proliferation” therapy, Prolotherapy is a somewhat controversial nonsurgical ligament and tendon reconstruction, or regenerative injection therapy. “Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured musculoskeletal tissue.” According to my correspondence, this medical group has “had some success” treating knee-lock symptoms.
Dr. Robert LaPrade: http://drrobertlaprademd.com/proximal-tibiofibular-ligament-instability
Anatomic proximal posterior tibiofibular joint reconstruction procedure
Arthroscopic surgery of the meniscus is THE MOST COMMON ORTHOPEDIC PROCEDURE in the USA. Meniscus surgery, alone, is a $4 billion industry, performed 700,000 times per year. If my years of on-line conversational evidence reflects anything close to normative, then a significant number of meniscus surgeries are unnecessary shams. Indeed, there are numerous peer-reviewed academic studies all concluding that surgeries for torn and arthritic meniscus are generally worthless. Here are just a few.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818399 (login required)
If you want to add resources, or comment on the post, scroll up and click on the title.
The information provided on this site is intended for general knowledge about locking of the knee area and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use the information herein to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without first consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.
As a courtesy and for the convenience of our site guests, some pages of our website provide links to other websites. While we think such linked sites may be relevant sources of knee lock information, the kneelock.com site does not endorse nor does it control or take responsibility for the content or information on any external or linked website. Use external / linked websites at your own risk and consult with your healthcare provider first before following the advice of any external / linked website.
The kneelock.com website provides sections for site visitors to leave comments about their personal experiences with knee lock. The kneelock.com site and its owner(s) do not endorse or assume responsibility for the accuracy or veracity of visitor comments to the site. Use the comments on this website at your own risk and consult with your healthcare provider first before following the advice of any comment. By posting any comment or other material on kneelock.com, you give kneelock.com the irrevocable right to reproduce, edit, and otherwise use your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media.
While email addresses are required to post comments to the website, your email address and/or contact information will never be knowingly shared with any third parties without your explicit permission.
The kneelock.com website does not accept any advertising money or other form of advertising compensation. If this changes, it will be spelled out directly via a post to the blog/website and the podcast.
The contents of the kneelock.com website are copyrighted by John La Grou. All content of the kneelock.com site can be freely re-distributed via hard copy or electronic copy with proper attribution.