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A 31-year-old male asked:

What is the best knee brace for post surgery meniscus tears. the brace issued to me feels to cause pain more so than relive it.

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
If you are: Having pain as a result of wearing your knee brace, contact your orthopedic surgeon or physical therapist and request a different one.
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Depends on the surgery. With partial meniscectomy where the damaged part of the meniscus is removed typically no brace is needed. With meniscal repair a brace is usually used to control the amount of bend in the knee postop. Check with your surgeon.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Meniscus tear: May not even need a brace for meniscus surgery, check with your orthopedic surgeon.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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