Joint locking (symptom)

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Not to be confused with Joint lock.

In medicine, joint locking is a symptom of pathology in a joint. Joint locking is a common symptom of:

Causes of joint locking include "joint mice": loose fragments of cartilage or cartilage and bone, that float in the joint.[1]


  1. ^ Hixon AL, Gibbs LM (January 2000). "What Should I Know About Osteochondritis Dissecans?". American Family Physician 61 (1): 158.