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what's a good brace for a possible acl or meniscus tear?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
None: There are no braces that can substitute for the functions of an acl. Bracing technology has advanced greatly, but most of the rotation stability needed is not possible with external braces. Most braces provide stability in side to side instability helping mcls and lcl (limited). Pcls are also partially protected with bracing. Meniscus tears are also not protected.
Answered on Sep 27, 2013
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Brace: Something with metal side hinges.
Answered on Aug 31, 2017
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hinged brace.: A hinged knee brace, commonly sold at sporting goods stores, may give you some support. A fitted ACL brace would need an rx from your doctor, and you'd probably have to get fitted for it.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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Acl tears: Yes , however there are risks involved like sustaining more damage to the knee. It is well established that the brace will not prevent further injury
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