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Jonathan Cluett, M.D.

Knee Brace Ineffective After ACL Surgery

By December 28, 2012

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An excellent research study has reviewed many of the common recommendations for patients who have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery.

Among the common questions from patients is "should I wear a brace after ACL surgery?"  The answer based on the research is: no.

While a brace is probably not harmful, it has not been shown to be beneficial in preventing re-injury to the knee.  The research clearly identifies the brace as unnecessary after successful ACL reconstruction.

Related: ACL Braces | ACL Tears

Sources: Rehabilitation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review

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