Knee Bracing

Although considerable controversy still surrounds the use of knee bracing in the sports medicine patient, several recent randomized controlled trials have shed new light on the subject. This entry reviews the current clinical and biomechanical evidence supporting the efficacy of four brace types: prophylactic, rehabilitative, functional, and offloader knee braces. Brace-fitting techniques and tips are also presented.

Knee Biomechanics

A keen understanding of the normal biomechanics of the knee is essential to brace design, selection, and fit. Forces that are applied to the knee are resisted by an interdependent ...

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