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Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your ortopedic

doctor. Depends on the injury and the orthopedic's preference.

In brief: Ask your ortopedic

doctor. Depends on the injury and the orthopedic's preference.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends.

It depends on your surgeon.
some brace, some don't. There is no right or wrong answer to the question, so it comes down to your surgeons preference.

In brief: Depends.

It depends on your surgeon.
some brace, some don't. There is no right or wrong answer to the question, so it comes down to your surgeons preference.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Could help

If you are attempting to stay active, and not have the acl surgically reconstructed, a brace may be of benefit.

In brief: Could help

If you are attempting to stay active, and not have the acl surgically reconstructed, a brace may be of benefit.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Your choice

Derotational or acl functional braces may have some protective effect at low speeds/torques, however numerous studies have demonstrated they will not stop the abnormal rotational motions that occur in an unstable acl deficient knee at the speeds involved in sports competition.
Will also not prevent tearing of an acl or acl graft in a knee subjected to wrong combo of forces.

In brief: Your choice

Derotational or acl functional braces may have some protective effect at low speeds/torques, however numerous studies have demonstrated they will not stop the abnormal rotational motions that occur in an unstable acl deficient knee at the speeds involved in sports competition.
Will also not prevent tearing of an acl or acl graft in a knee subjected to wrong combo of forces.
Dr. Darren Corteen
Dr. Darren Corteen
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