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Volume:3 Issue:6 Number:8 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #7733
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Valgus bracing effective compared to other conservative treatment of knee osteoarthritis

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

Valgus bracing for knee osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized trials

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Apr;67(4):493-501.

Contributing Authors: RF Moyer TB Birmingham DM Bryant JR Giffin KA Marriott KM Leitch

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6 studies were used to determine the pain reduction and functional improvement gained from valgus knee bracing in comparison to no or alternate orthosis. Results of meta-analysis suggested valgus bracing was significantly favoured over control treatment with no orthosis for pain and function outcomes, and over control treatment with alternative orthosis therapy for pain outcome. No significant dif...

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