A knee brace is an external device worn around the knee to prevent further injury or to help reduce symptoms.
Types of knee brace
A brace may be worn to stabilise the knee or the patella, unload part of the joint, or prevent certain ranges of motion during knee rehabilitation.
The immediate effect of a soft knee brace on pain, activity limitations, self-reported knee instability, and self-reported knee confidence in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Cudejko T et al. Arthritis Res Ther. 2017; 19: 260.
Effectiveness of Valgus Offloading Knee Braces in the Treatment of Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review. Gohal C, Shanmugaraj A, Tate P, Horner NS, Bedi A, Adili A and Khan M. Sports Health. 2018 Nov-Dec; 10(6): 500–514.
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