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Resources & Tips for Knee Lock Sufferers

18 Oct , 2014  

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.

Regenexx:  http://www.regenexx.com/2013/06/knee-locking-up/

“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.

Prolotherapy: http://www.Prolotherapy.com

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.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1301408

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1305189

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0708333

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818399   (login required)

http://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-list-the-10-most-unnecessary-medical-tests-and-treatments-in-the-us

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2655246  (login required)

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304244904579278442014913458

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Why Is This Here?

About The Kneelock Site

4 Oct , 2014  

A few years ago, I found a knee lock conversation on the bettermednicine.com forum. I added my own story to the over 200 other stories from knee lock sufferers. Apparently, my story resonated with many of the participants as I began to receive private e-mail from literally dozens of people, with most of them saying “you described my symptoms perfectly.” These random people were seeking additional information, more insight, recent knee lock studies, and frankly just wanted to talk and empathize with someone who seemed to “get it.”

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Apparently, bettermedicine.com forums were recently purchased by HealthGrades.com, and the entire conversation was deleted. Vanished. Very, very sad that years of rich medical conversation was simply erased. It’s really mind-boggling that a company would buy a valuable community asset, and then destroy it. I’m a computer industry entrepreneur. I know that when you buy an Internet property, you are usually buying “eyeballs.” To destroy years of invaluable community discussion is not just a poor business decision, but (in this case) a breach of public trust.

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Anyway, that’s why I created this site. I’m passionate about helping people who suffer from knee lock, and (as I’ve learned), there are a LOT of people who suffer from knee lock. Moreover, there is a crazy amount of truly bad knee lock “medical information” floating around the Internet. As I’ve studied knee lock over the years, I believe to have pieced together a fairly accurate picture of the causes and possible cures for knee lock, and this picture looks surprisingly different than “for profit” knee lock resources on the Internet.

Please read “My Story” and then share your experience. To comment, be sure to click on the title of the post.

– John L

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