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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12064
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

No improvement in knee function or stability with knee bracing following ACL reconstruction


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The effect of knee bracing on the knee function and stability following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2019 ;():. 10.1016/j.otsr.2019.04.015

Contributing Authors: XG Yang JT Feng X He F Wang YC Hu

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Synopsis

7 studies (440 patients) were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis comparing knee bracing and no knee bracing following an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Outcomes of interest included the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) objective score, the Lysholm score, side-to-side difference, the single-leg hop test, Tegner score and pain on a Visual Analog S...

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