What is Knee and ankle 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. Braces for stabilizing the ankle should provide good lateral support.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/spasticity 5 1
Weakness in right leg 4 1
Mobility decreased left knee 3 0
Muscle and joint pain 2 0
Pain in knee(s) 2 1

Show all 19 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Knee and ankle brace

Side effect Patients
Limping in right leg 1
Pain in knee(s) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Knee and ankle brace

Dosage Patients
daily 3
as needed 2

Why patients stopped taking Knee and ankle brace

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Knee and ankle brace

Duration

Currently using Knee and ankle brace

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Knee and ankle brace

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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