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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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Moore echoes those sentiments: "Ankle and knee braces are the big areas where we feel we can prevent a lot of injuries.
Each of these athletes used the custom-fit DonJoy Defiance[R] knee brace during their rehabilitation as well as during subsequent competitions.
market for OA knee braces is estimated to be approximately $82 million in 2010, with a compound annual growth rate of approximately 7%.
When it came time to select a knee brace to support my knee during rehabilitation and game day, four years of protection with the custom Defiance played a major role in my decision.
Townsend released its first Reliever Series OA brace in 1995, and the company has been a manufacturer of custom, customised and OTS OA knee braces for 20 years.
The relatively low use of PT and knee braces with metal supports "may signal a need for more specific treatment recommendations or guidance for consistent application," suggested Dr.
The 20-year-old was seen wearing a large knee brace in a picture uploaded to Twitter, but agent Scott Boras insists that the brace is merely a "precautionary" measure designed to "keep [the] knee immobile.
We've shown that something as simple as a lightweight knee brace can dramatically improve the symptoms and function for people with this particular type of knee osteoarthritis.
However, studies published to date show conflicting results regarding the biomechanical mechanism of the knee brace.
1999) evaluated the behavior of pegged knee braces under both compressive and tensile loading and generally found that knee brace behavior in axial compression was "highly dependent" on the fit between the end of the knee brace and the face of the post or joint.
In addition to its material, the effectiveness of any knee brace also depends on the sport or activity you're engaged in.