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What kind of knee brace do I need to help with my patellar tendonitis pain?

What kind of knee brace do I need to help with my patellar tendonitis pain?

Chopart strap: A chopart strap brace is used for patellar tenonitis. In addition, NSAID medication is utilized. (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs). ...Read more

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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 kind of knee brace is good to prevent a sports knee injury?

What kind of knee brace is good to prevent a sports knee injury?

None.: There are no proven braces that help prevent knee injuries. However, we feel that a hinged knee brace may offer some support for the knee. Hinged knee braces can be found at most sporting goods stores. ...Read more

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What kind of knee brace should I use i till I have MRI for what my dr thinks is a torn lateral ligament or meniscus please?

What kind of knee brace should I use i till I have MRI for what my dr thinks is a torn lateral ligament or meniscus please?

Knee immobilizer: This would be the least expensive and get the job done till you get the MRI and your dr diagnoses you. It will rest the knee for you. ...Read more

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I have Achilles tendonitis and my knee keeps popping out and i dance and i'm like in tears sometimes should I wear a knee brace and if so what kind?

I have Achilles tendonitis and my knee keeps popping out and i dance and i'm like in tears sometimes should I wear a knee brace and if so what kind?

Knee brace: I would try soft elastic knee brace that you can slide over on your knees. As well as the same type of ankle brace. But if condition continues, i would have the areas exam. ...Read more

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What type of knee brace should you wear and for how long after microfracture surgery?

What type of knee brace should you wear and for how long after microfracture surgery?

Microfracture: It depends upon the joint stability and the extent/location of the microfracture. Bracing or activity modification may help in the first 6 weeks, check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What type knee brace would you suggest for a torn meniscus I've had surgery to fix it yet I still have a lot of instability issues?

What type knee brace would you suggest for a torn meniscus I've had surgery to fix it yet I still have a lot of instability issues?

Hinged brace + PT: The best braces to decrease the chances of having instability episodes are hinged knee braces. Even with these braces, however, you may still experience instability. Your best bet to decrease these episodes is to begin a focused exercise protocol to strengthen your quadriceps, hamstrings, and hip abductor & adductor muscles. I often prescribe physical therapy for these injuries. ...Read more

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What type of knee brace should be used for a pulled muscle and possibly arthritis?

What type of knee brace should be used for a pulled muscle and possibly arthritis?

Depends: Would suggest making decision based on X-ray results. If there is degeneration noted on x-ray, is it worse in the medial or lateral compartment of the knee? This would determine if you need a medial or lateral unloader brace. ...Read more

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Would i need to get a knee brace after a tabial plateau fracture?

Would i need to get a knee brace after a tabial plateau fracture?

May be of benefit: It is quite common for one to receive a brace following a fracture of that type. Your physician can let you know if a brace is right for you. ...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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