The following table summarises the differences between locking and unlocking of the knee joint.
|Locking of the knee joint||Unlocking of the knee joint|
|Medial rotation of the|
femur on tibia during
terminal phase of extension
|Lateral rotation of the|
femur on tibia during initial
phase of the flexion
|It is brought about by|
|It is brought about by the|
|Locked knee becomes|
|Unlocked knee can be|
|All ligaments are taut||All ligaments are relaxed|
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