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Knee getting locked up in certain positions. Popping sound with pain. Is this a serious problem?

I have had a knee problem recently. If I keep my left knee bent in any position (like sitting Indian style or even just crossing my legs) for longer than five minutes, it locks up. It will hurt very bad until I straighten it out and when I do, it pops very loudly and there will be slight pain. And this isn t a rare occurrence. It happens every time my left knee is bent. Is this bad?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. Your description suggests that you have "meniscal injury" which produces typical symptoms of pain with locking episodes. Its definetely not a minor issue and needs evaluation. I suggest you to undergo MRI scan of the knee joint as it will pick up all the lesions inside the joint. You may need an arthroscopic excision of the meniscus, if it too large, which will be decided by the consultant orthopedic surgeon. Hope this helps
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