The influence of functional knee bracing on the anterior cruciate ligament strain biomechanics in weightbearing and nonweightbearing knees.

@article{Fleming2000TheIO,
  title={The influence of functional knee bracing on the anterior cruciate ligament strain biomechanics in weightbearing and nonweightbearing knees.},
  author={Braden C. Fleming and Per A F H Renstrom and Bruce D. Beynnon and Bjorn Engstrom and Glenn D Peura},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={815-24}
}
Functional knee braces are commonly prescribed after anterior cruciate ligament injury or reconstruction; however, their ability to protect the ligament, or graft, remains unclear. Our objective was to evaluate the anterior cruciate ligament strain response in braced and unbraced knees during weightbearing and nonweightbearing in combination with three externally applied loads: 1) anterior-posterior shear forces, 2) internal-external torques, and 3) varus-valgus moments. The Legend brace was… CONTINUE READING
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