Topics Discussed: air casts; ankle brace; ankle injuries; ankle sprains; anterior cruciate ligament injury; anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; anterior cruciate ligament rupture; athletic injuries; braces; fibula fracture distal; immobilizers, knee; injury prevention; knee braces; knee injuries; knee instability; knee ligament injury; orthopedic equipment; patellofemoral pain syndrome; taping of ankle; treatment with a knee brace.
Sections: Splints, Casts, Orthotics and Shoe Wear, References.
Excerpt:"In the active pediatric population, the two most commonly injured areas for which braces have been used are the knee and ankle. One might have seen those football offensive linemen with large mid-thigh-to-calf hinged knee brace. Basketball players may be lacing up ankle braces on top of taped ankles and underneath those high-cut shoes. These are used for both acute and chronic conditions. For some athletes, they may gear them up for purely "cosmetic" reasons. The role and effectiveness of bracing for prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries remain controversial; however, because of positive responses from the users, and minimal side effects, they are still widely used.1..."
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