Moore echoes those sentiments: "Ankle and knee braces
are the big areas where we feel we can prevent a lot of injuries.
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.
Using a knee brace
long term however is rarely a satisfactory answer for most people.
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.