Dose response for OA brace wear includes hamstring strengthening

Research from Canadian investigators suggests brace wear may positively affect activity level without decreasing muscle strength in patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA). Investigators from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia followed 24 patients (four women) who wore a valgus unloader brace as needed, testing knee extensor, flexor, and plantar flexor strength and pain and function. At six-month follow up they found positive relationships between brace wear usage (dose) and percent change in step count and hamstring strength

Research from Canadian investigators suggests brace wear may positively affect activity level without decreasing muscle strength in patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA). Investigators from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia followed 24 patients (four women) who wore a valgus unloader brace as needed, testing knee extensor, flexor, and plantar flexor strength and pain and function. At six-month follow up they found positive relationships between brace wear usage (dose) and percent change in step count and hamstring strength

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Dose response for OA brace wear includes hamstring strengthening