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knee brace

[′nē ‚brās]
(building construction)
A stiffener between a column and a supported truss or beam to provide greater rigidity in a building frame under transverse loads.

knee brace

A diagonal corner member for bracing the angle between two joined members; being joined to each other partway along its path serves to stiffen and strengthen the joint. See also: Brace

knee brace

knee brace
A corner brace; a diagonal member placed across the angle between two members that are joined; serves to stiffen and strengthen a framework so constructed.
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The research team conducted a randomised controlled trial of a lightweight lycra flexible knee brace fitted around the knee with a support strap for the kneecap.
Scientific investigations of the effect of a knee brace on the external varus moment report either a reduced varus moment [14-16] or no significant change in this biomechanical parameter [17-19].
This convention results in a construction in which the upper and lower knee brace joints are located at the third points of the post.
Wearing functional orthotic knee braces is known as a prime conservative treatment for management of mild knee instabilities related to ACL partial rupture, as well as for improving joint stability during the healing period following ACL reconstruction (Hofmann et al.
The previously cited research investigated the immediate effects of wearing a knee brace, without considering the additional impact of prolonged exercise.
As an athletic trainer, I have always felt that there are two places prophylactic braces can't help: 1) around the ankle- meaning if a knee brace doesn't fit correctly, it will fall down to your ankle, or 2) in the locker.
leader in orthopedic rehabilitation devices is using SolidWorks([R]) software to make knee braces and other products highly functional to address medical needs, as well as lighter, more comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing.
Reha Technology produces and sells the most advanced robot-assisted devices for neurorehabilitation worldwide and worked intensively on the development of a knee brace in recent months; an additional module for the G-EO System[sup.
In a trial of randomized crossover design, 80 patients either wore a valgus knee brace (Oadjuster) plus customized neutral foot orthoses and motion-control shoes or a neutral knee brace (Montana) plus flat, nonsupportive foot orthoses and flexible mid-sole shoes for 12 weeks.
com)-- Following the largest volume of award nominations to date, VQ OrthoCare's OActive[TM] knee brace and BioniCare[R] System was announced the winner of the TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards in the Medical Device category at a formal awards dinner on June 2, 2010.
If we're not in full pads, I'll go to put my knee brace on and put it on the wrong knee, and I'll look down and see the scar and realize I have to put it on my (left) knee,'' Joseph said.
The Hg80[R] series includes: The Knee Brace, Hinged Knee Brace, Knee Stabilizer, Rigid Ankle Brace, Adjust-To-Fit Ankle Brace, Tennis Elbow Brace, and Wrist Brace.