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Doctor insights on: Do Braces Actually Work In Preventing Acl Injuries

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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How to prevent ACL injuries in tennis?

How to prevent ACL injuries in tennis?

Strengthen: Probably the best way would be to work on hamstring and quad strengthening exercises especially in the offseason the use of plyometric exercises also would be beneficial. If you have significant instability, the use of a stabiliztion brace might prevent more significant injuries. But preseason conditioning would be the key in my mind. ...Read more

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How can one prevent ACL injuries?

Prevent ACL injury: The best way to prevent ACL injuries is to stretch and strengthen the leg muscles, especially the front and back muscles of the thigh (quadriceps and hamstrings). Here are other things you can do that may help prevent ACL injuries: Avoid wearing shoes with cleats in contact sports. Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes. Avoid sports that involve lots of twisting and contact. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

A functional orthosi: A functional brace (orthosis), that is measured to the contours of your leg, is the best type of brace that you can use. ...Read more

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Acl knee brace should I wear one to prevent twisting?

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Acl knee brace should I wear one to prevent twisting?

Not really: An acl brace has not been shown to prevent any rotation in the knee. It really only prevents stress on the mcl or lcl ligaments. A patient without an acl can still injury the meniscus and cartilage while wearing a brace. Furthermore, many braces inhibit the quad muscles, further worsening some symptoms. ...Read more

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My son tore his acl so his orthopedic doctor gave him a brace to prevent him move his knee. But for some reason he limps with it. Why does he limp?

My son tore his acl so his orthopedic doctor gave him a brace to prevent him move his knee. But for some reason he limps with it. Why does he limp?

ACL tears: His knee is still unstable and with each step it moves in an abnormal and painful way. The body is trying to protect the cartilage in his knee by keeping him from full weight bearing on this knee. He should have a reconstruction done as soon as medically possible. ...Read more

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Which population most frequently gets ACL injuries?

Which population most frequently gets ACL injuries?

Athletic.: An ACL injury usually happens in athletics. It can also happen to non-athletic people. When ones foot is planted, and the knee twists in a direction that it is not meant for, the force overcomes the anterior cruciate ligament, resulting ina tear. ...Read more

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Are there ACL injuries that are so severe that you cannot repair them?

Are there ACL injuries that are so severe that you cannot repair them?

Yes: Most acl tears cannot be repaired and must be reconstructed to restore the anatomy. Reconstruction means taking another ligament and putting it in the place of the old acl. Repair refers to the sewing together of torn pieces of the acl. The results of repairs of tears are simply not as good as reconstruction so it really is not an option for tears. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid ACL injuries while skiing?

What can I do to avoid ACL injuries while skiing?

ACL: A preconditioning program can be helpful working on muscle strengthening and plyometric exercises. These are easily found online or work with a trainer. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more