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Could you recommend a knee brace for ACL reconstruction patients?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Talk to your surgeon

Brace use after acl reconstruction is still controversial.
Both immediate post-op bracing as well as eventual functional "sports" braces have questionable effectiveness. Most studies show no improvement in knee stability, re-injury rate, or healing time or rates with use of a brace. I still use braces most of the time, however, because subjectively patients feel better with the extra support.

In brief: Talk to your surgeon

Brace use after acl reconstruction is still controversial.
Both immediate post-op bracing as well as eventual functional "sports" braces have questionable effectiveness. Most studies show no improvement in knee stability, re-injury rate, or healing time or rates with use of a brace. I still use braces most of the time, however, because subjectively patients feel better with the extra support.
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