Dobbs, "Effects of bracing
in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis," NEngl J Med, vol.
16 points after 6 weeks of patellofemoral bracing
In general, the joint stability increased with knee bracing
for all the three flexion angles examined.
To see an illustration of how far prophylactic bracing
has come in the last twenty years one can just look at the earliest studies conducted on the topic in the mid-80s.
For a wall of a given length, a builder must provide a certain amount of bracing
at specified locations.
However, the mechanical effects of knee bracing
in vivo are controversial.
is primarily designed to keep things sturdy and square during construction and prevent smaller movements later on--those that crack drywall, make nails pop, cause windows and doors to bind, and open ugly gaps.
Comment: Prior to this study there was some controversy about the role of back bracing
in teens with scoliosis.
The researchers included the shoes and inserts because "even with appropriate valgus bracing
, large mechanical stresses on the knee can persist, suggesting that the addition of other interventions to further improve limb alignment may be of therapeutic value," they noted.
Players are bracing
themselves, literally and figuratively, against injuries.
The lateral strength gained by using continuous OSB or plywood sheathing on exterior walls allows builders to reduce the garage walls to 16 inches and still provide a bracing
performance equivalent to the prescriptive code requirements.
not to play: You'd guess by now someone would have figured out that ordering knee braces in advance would allow players not to miss games.