Braces and orthoses for treating osteoarthritis of the knee.

@article{Duivenvoorden2015BracesAO,
  title={Braces and orthoses for treating osteoarthritis of the knee.},
  author={T. Duivenvoorden and R. Brouwer and T. V. van Raaij and A. Verhagen and J. Verhaar and S. Bierma-Zeinstra},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={
          CD004020
        }
}
BACKGROUND Individuals with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee can be treated with a knee brace or a foot/ankle orthosis. The main purpose of these aids is to reduce pain, improve physical function and, possibly, slow disease progression. This is the second update of the original review published in Issue 1, 2005, and first updated in 2007. OBJECTIVES To assess the benefits and harms of braces and foot/ankle orthoses in the treatment of patients with OA of the knee. SEARCH METHODS We searched… Expand
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