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Do Braces Actually Work In Preventing Acl Injuries
No: No they don"t.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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