What is Knee brace?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Therapeutic brace

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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in knee(s) 27 5
Pain 10 2
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 4 1
Improve mobility 4 0
Knees locking and giving out 3 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Knee brace

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bruising 1
Mobility decreased left knee 1
Pain 1
Skin pain 1
Stiffness in right knee 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Knee brace

Dosage Patients Percentage
as needed 6
daily 6
every other day 1

Why patients stopped taking Knee brace

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 3
Doctor's advice 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped using Knee brace

Duration

Currently using Knee brace

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Knee brace

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 9
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 8
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2 patient evaluations for Knee brace

Jul 29, 2014 (Started Apr 30, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for broken leg (left))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in left knee)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restricting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 22, 2009 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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