Knee braces offer no benefit in treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries

According to a literary review in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, wearing a knee brace following anterior cruciate ligament surgery has no effect on a person’s recovery.

However, strength, range-of-motion and functionality exercises provide significant benefits and other new therapies also show promise.

According to the team of orthopaedic surgeons who reviewed 29 studies regarding treatment following reconstructive ACL surgery, physiotherapy, begun shortly after surgery, can bring about excellent results for recovering patients.

Surprisingly though, the use of braces did not seem to improve results.

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