This section discusses 18 medical conditions causing Knee locking. A simple discussion of these causes with additional information isbelow.

Causes of Knee locking:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Knee locking. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

  • Knee cartilage fragment
  • Knee bone fragment
  • Knee ligament damage
  • Knee cartilage disorder
  • Torn medial meniscus
  • Osteochondritis dissecans – occasional knee locking with instability.
  • Knee alignment problem
  • Kneecap malalignment
  • Knee pseudo-lock
  • Knee pain
  • Knee arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Recurrent patella dislocation – may cause knee locking or knee collapse
  • Torn lateral meniscus
  • Chondromalacia patella – occasional locking or knee collapse.