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What are the categories (PPPPOOF)

Prophylactic
Posterior immobilizer
Post-Op ROM limiting
PF braces
OA unloader braces
Others
Functional braces

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types of prophylactic braces

- single upright
- double upright

3

What does a posterior immobilizer do?

keeps knee in full ext

4

Why are posterior immobilizers used?

early post-surgery to limit ROM

5

post-op ROM limiting braces

ROM limiting stops to control motion

6

types of functional knee braces

- knee sleeves
- off the shelf
- custom fit braces

7

When would you use an off the shelf knee sleeve?

used when you don't want them to go back to activity, but you know they will anyway

8

What's special about custom fitted braces

- measurements and cast molding
- much more expensive than off the shelf

9

Which braces have the best science behind them?

OA unloader brace

10

OA unloader brace: what does it do?

- for people with OA in the knees
- decreases their pain and use of pain meds

11

What is something often used with OA unloader braces?

knee sleeves (feel good on the joint - "warmth")

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types of PF braces

- knee sleeves
- knee sleeves with PF cutout
- knee sleeves with supportive buttress
- PF braces with straps (Palumbo stab brace)

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What are the other types of braces?

- Cho-pat straps
- Levine straps
- Osgood-Schlatter's brace