Brace treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee: a prospective randomized multi-centre trial.

@article{Brouwer2006BraceTF,
  title={Brace treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee: a prospective randomized multi-centre trial.},
  author={R. Brouwer and T. V. van Raaij and J. Verhaar and L. Coene and S. Bierma-Zeinstra},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={
          777-83
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a brace intended to reduce load in patients with medial or lateral compartmental osteoarthritis (OA) and concurrent varus or valgus alignment, respectively. DESIGN This multi-centre randomized controlled trial (performed 2001-2003) studies the additive effect of a brace intended to reduce load in conservative treatment of unicompartmental OA of the knee. SETTING Orthopedic department of a university medical centre and of one general hospital. The follow… Expand
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