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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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What is the best knee brace for pfs for softball? It needs to be able to stand sliding and lots of running and squating. Should i wear on both knees?

What is the best knee brace for pfs for softball? It needs to be able to stand sliding and lots of running and squating. Should i wear on both knees?

Patellofemoral pain: The best brace is no brace. Making sure that your hip abductors and vastus medialis are strong. Also making sure that your patellar mobilization is good by stretching the lateral retinaculum is paramount. In the short term consider mcconnell or kinesio-taping. Bracing will serve no great purpose if you haven't done the above first. ...Read more

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What is the best knee brace to wear when someone has clicking in the knee along with instability and pain?

What is the best knee brace to wear when someone has clicking in the knee along with instability and pain?

Open patellar sleeve: It sounds like you have some subtle dysfunction of your kneecap, aka patellofemoral joint. Start with a simple neoprene sleeve with an open patella. If you have tried that in the past, a j brace is similar but more robust. It uses a pad to improve the control of the patellar tracking. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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If you have Osgood-Schlatter disease, what would be the best knee brace?

If you have Osgood-Schlatter disease, what would be the best knee brace?

Varies: Some should never use a brace and some may need a long soft compression brace. The difference is determined by the findings on exam and the duration of symptoms. Talk it over with your doc. Using a brace without the need can produce muscle wasting in the treated leg. ...Read more

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What's the best right knee brace for hiking?After a long hike swinging my leg forward hurts. Sitting Indian style hurts but straight bend is ok.

What's the best right knee brace for hiking?After a long hike swinging my leg forward hurts. Sitting Indian style hurts but straight bend is ok.

Soft knee brace: Pull on soft knee braces. Don't need the patellar hole. Can cover the whole knee . Should be snug, but not too tight. Try it on prior to purchase. U can also look into tommiecopper, and similar type braces. ...Read more

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Looking for the best knee brace?

Looking for the best knee brace?

Depends on diagnosis: Knee braces are used for many reasons such as patellar tendinitis, acl deficiency, mcl injury prevention, knee arthritis, and patellofemoral pain. Each brace is designed for a specific problem and the best brace for a specific person depends on what the brace is needed for. ...Read more

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Does wearing a knee brace interfere with strengthening the quads? What is the best brace for stabilizing the knee in particular maltracking?

Does wearing a knee brace interfere with strengthening the quads?  What is the best brace for stabilizing the knee in particular maltracking?

Most likely Not, as: One can play sports in them without any major problems. For maltracking, a patellar brace with a doughnut, to stabilize the patella, is very useful. ...Read more

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What type of knee brace would be best for a basketball player with osteoarthritis?

What type of knee brace would be best for a basketball player with osteoarthritis?

If U have 1 comp-: -artment disease there is an unloaded brace, but not 4 sports, & BBall is the worst thing U can do. Running, cutting, jumping R all bad, & no bracing will help. Consult a fellowship trained sports med orth surgeon. I would assume U will hear the same. ...Read more

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What is a good knee brace?

Several: There are several very good brace manufacturers. Really depends on what your knee 'problem' is... If you have an ' acl - deficient knee' breg and don-joy both make quality custom- fit functional knee braces.Best to see your orthopedic surgeon to see if you require a knee brace ... Then he or she can recommend one best for you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long should you use a knee brace for?

Depends on why R U-: -wearing the brace. Only Ur orthopedist can tell U as there R so many reasons a brace is used 4. Fractures, sprains, ligament tears & post op. reconstruction. If U have not Cn an orthopedic surgeon please do so, & present Ur ? 2 him/her. ...Read more