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Is a knee brace a good idea for an arthritic knee?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Maybe

Arthritis in the knee is a common problem. There are different approaches to treat it.
Conservative approach involves medications, gait modifications, physical therapy, knee devices of which brace makes part. Depending on the location of the arthritis you may need a valgus or a varus brace that will shift the bones of the joint to a certain angle that will slow down the progression of arthritis.

In brief: Maybe

Arthritis in the knee is a common problem. There are different approaches to treat it.
Conservative approach involves medications, gait modifications, physical therapy, knee devices of which brace makes part. Depending on the location of the arthritis you may need a valgus or a varus brace that will shift the bones of the joint to a certain angle that will slow down the progression of arthritis.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Depends on type

Some types of arthritis of the knee may benefit from bracing while other types will not.
Your evaluation will clarify what is best for you.

In brief: Depends on type

Some types of arthritis of the knee may benefit from bracing while other types will not.
Your evaluation will clarify what is best for you.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Brian Sabb
That is funny,,,braces!
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