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A brace for the knee is a constraint of knee movement, usually made of fabric and plastic and/or metal.

There is a lot of controversy about braces - caused by a mixture of unreasonable expectations from users, fierce competition amongst manufacturers, and a plethora of poorly-controlled and relatively unscientific studies. There is also a lot of ignorance amongst both the medical profession and suppliers themselves.

But there are some good scientific studies and some excellent manufacturers and suppliers. Some braces are enormously expensive, and it is important to understand that there are considerable variations in brace design and manufacture, depending on what the manufacturer is trying to achieve.

Donjoy Deluxe hinged knee brace

13 Jun, 2015
Image of DonJoy Deluxe Hinged Knee Brace, Drytex Sleeve, Open Popliteal, Large

Designed for moderate stability and support for knee ligament meniscus injuries, sprains and osteoarthritis. The bilateral...


Unloader braces

02 Sep, 2008

Braces for patients with arthritis just in one compartment of the knee.

Braces for knee instability

27 Jul, 2008

An overview of brace design.


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