Knee brace improves osteoarthritis symptoms

04/29/2013 | DailyRx.com

Research at the University of Manchester found that patients with osteoarthritis in their knees experienced significant improvements in pain, stiffness, muscle strength and function after wearing a knee brace for six weeks. The brace also corrected knee alignment and reduced the chance of needing joint surgery, according to Alan Silman, medical director of Arthritis Research UK, which funded the research. In the study, presented at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International meeting in Philadelphia, half of the 126 subjects wore a Bioskin Patellar Tracking Q Brace; the other half were given delayed treatment.

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