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Efficacy of valgus brace and simple hinged brace in patients with knee osteoarthritis

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July 2016

Efficacy of valgus brace and simple hinged brace in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Vol: 5| Issue: 7| Number:12| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A comparison of knee braces during walking for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the medial compartment of the knee

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005 Jul;87(7):937-9

Contributing Authors:
JD Richards J Sanchez-Ballester RK Jones N Darke BN Livingstone

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12 patients were mild to severe medial compartment knee osteoarthritis were included in the crossover randomized trial and randomized to the order in which they received two different braces: a valgus brace, or a simple hinged brace. Prior to intervention with either brace, patients were assessed under a non-brace condition. Gait analysis and kinetic analysis were undertaken after 6 months of brac...

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