Knee Braces: Current Evidence and Clinical Recommendations for Their Use 護膝:目前的實證及使用建議

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0115/p411.html

Knee Braces: Current Evidence and Clinical Recommendations for Their Use

SCOTT A. PALUSKA, M.D.,and DOUGLAS B. MCKEAG, M.D., M.S., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center–Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Am Fam Physician.�2000�Jan�15;61(2):411-418.

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HOW DO YOU TELL A PATIENT THAT THEIR KNEE BRACE WON’T WORK FOR THEM? 如何告訴病人護膝沒用?

Knee Braces in Brief

http://www.jointrehab.com/knee_braces.htm

A great majority of medical studies on knee bracing has been done to affirm or question the use of Functional and Prophylactic knee braces in athletes because of the high visibility and money interests involved in sports. Further if the braces were so effective for athletes, one could imagine what type of knee injury support it would provide for the patient with a considerably lesser risk for future trauma and need for the maximum support it provided in contact sports.

Knee braces and their functions can be briefly described as the following:

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Knee Bracing: What Works? 護膝:有效嗎?

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/exercise-fitness/injury-rehab/knee-bracing-what-works.html

Do knee braces work?

Maybe. Companies that make knee braces claim that their products work well. Scientific studies have not completely agreed. It’s not clear what the knee braces actually do. Braces often work better in the laboratory than they do in normal use.

In general, functional braces, rehabilitative braces and unloader braces are the most effective. Braces help some people more than others. Some people are afraid that knee braces may actually increase the number of knee injuries in athletes. In general, most people who wear knee braces feel that they help. Doctors are trying to learn more about how well knee braces really work and when it’s best to use them. Remember, the need for a brace should be determined by your doctor.

有效嗎?

也許,廠商說滿有效,

科學研究不完全同意。

有沒有效目前不清楚。

通常在實驗室裡作用比實際用好。

 

一般來說功能性的護膝,也就是復健型是最有效。

有些人有幫助。

有些人覺得考怕反而增加運動傷害。

一般來說,有戴的人覺得有效。

醫師在研究護膝真的有沒有效和何時該用。

由醫師決定你需不需要