Recent trends favor use of bracing for knee OA

Experts say new research underscoring the clinical benefits of bracing for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), along with more comfortable device designs aimed at improving patient compliance, may help boost the historically low rates of brace utilization in this patient population. By Barbara Boughton  More than 20 million people in the US suffer from knee osteoarthritis (OA), and these numbers are expected to double over the next decade, due to the aging of the baby boomer generation and the obesity epidemic

Experts say new research underscoring the clinical benefits of bracing for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), along with more comfortable device designs aimed at improving patient compliance, may help boost the historically low rates of brace utilization in this patient population. By Barbara Boughton  More than 20 million people in the US suffer from knee osteoarthritis (OA), and these numbers are expected to double over the next decade, due to the aging of the baby boomer generation and the obesity epidemic

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Recent trends favor use of bracing for knee OA