What is Knee brace?

Category: Equipment

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Generic Name: Orthotics

Knee braces provide lateral support while allowing full flexion and extension. They also protect against hyperextension, which is a common cause of major knee ligament injuries.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in knees 16 0
Pain 7 0
Improve mobility 3 0
Weakness in right knee 1 0
Helplessness 1 0
Osteoarthritis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Knee brace"

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
1

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Knee brace

Stiffness in right knee 1
Swelling in knee 1
Hospitalization 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Course of treatment ended 4
Other 2
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped using Knee brace

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Knee brace
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 9
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
2 67%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
1 33%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
1 33%
A little
0 0%
Not at all
2 67%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 50%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
1 50%
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1 patient evaluation for Knee brace

louann52
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louann52
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
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See louann52's full Knee brace history

Dec 22, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This brace has been a must since my muscles are getting weaker. It's just one that I goy at Walmart.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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