Author: Mark Hinton, MD
- Meniscus lock can occur with a tear leading to inability to extend the knee
- Treatment can include an intra-articular joint block followed by straightening
- Medial meniscus injuries are more common
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Summary by Travis Barlock, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD