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Effect of bracing on the prevention of anterior knee pain: a prospective randomized study

D Van Tiggelen, Erik Witvrouw UGent, P Roget, Dirk Cambier UGent, Lieven Danneels UGent and René Verdonk UGent (2004) KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY. 12(5). p.434-439
abstract
There have been numerous reports about the use of knee braces to prevent traumatic knee injuries. Despite the frequent use of braces, very few prospective studies have been performed to study the effect of knee braces for preventing anterior knee pain syndrome (AKPS). The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a dynamic patellofemoral brace (On-Track System, dj Orthopedics) in the prevention of AKPS. 167 military recruits without history of knee pain were randomized into two groups prior to the start of their 6-week basic military training (BMT) program. The first group (brace group) consisted of 54 recruits who wore the braces for all physical activities during these 6 weeks. 113 recruits served as a control group, and followed the same 6-week strenuous training program. Chi square statistics (Fisher exact test) were used to compare the number of AKPS patients in the brace group and in the non-brace group. Our results indicated that recruits in the brace group appeared to develop significantly less anterior knee pain compared to the recruits in the control group (p =0.020). Out of the 54 recruits in the brace group, ten (18.5%) developed anterior knee pain during this study. In the control group (n =113), 42 recruits (37%) developed anterior knee pain. We conclude that the result of the present study suggests that the use of a dynamic patellofemoral brace is an effective way to prevent the development of anterior knee pain in persons undergoing a strenuous training program.
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patellofemoral pain, orthosis, treatment, patellofemoral joint, PATELLAR REALIGNMENT BRACE, PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN, VASTUS LATERALIS, RISK-FACTORS, DISORDERS, PROPRIOCEPTION, OVERACTIVITY, POPULATION, ALIGNMENT, RECRUITS
journal title
KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY
Knee Surg. Sports Traumatol. Arthrosc.
volume
12
issue
5
pages
434 - 439
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000224502300015
JCR category
ORTHOPEDICS
JCR impact factor
1.182 (2004)
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13/42 (2004)
JCR quartile
2 (2004)
ISSN
0942-2056
DOI
10.1007/s00167-003-0479-z
language
English
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yes
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A1
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297832
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-297832
date created
2005-01-20 13:49:00
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2015-06-17 10:13:44
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  abstract     = {There have been numerous reports about the use of knee braces to prevent traumatic knee injuries. Despite the frequent use of braces, very few prospective studies have been performed to study the effect of knee braces for preventing anterior knee pain syndrome (AKPS). The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a dynamic patellofemoral brace (On-Track System, dj Orthopedics) in the prevention of AKPS. 167 military recruits without history of knee pain were randomized into two groups prior to the start of their 6-week basic military training (BMT) program. The first group (brace group) consisted of 54 recruits who wore the braces for all physical activities during these 6 weeks. 113 recruits served as a control group, and followed the same 6-week strenuous training program. Chi square statistics (Fisher exact test) were used to compare the number of AKPS patients in the brace group and in the non-brace group. Our results indicated that recruits in the brace group appeared to develop significantly less anterior knee pain compared to the recruits in the control group (p =0.020). Out of the 54 recruits in the brace group, ten (18.5\%) developed anterior knee pain during this study. In the control group (n =113), 42 recruits (37\%) developed anterior knee pain. We conclude that the result of the present study suggests that the use of a dynamic patellofemoral brace is an effective way to prevent the development of anterior knee pain in persons undergoing a strenuous training program.},
  author       = {Van Tiggelen, D and Witvrouw, Erik and Roget, P and Cambier, Dirk and Danneels, Lieven and Verdonk, Ren{\'e}},
  issn         = {0942-2056},
  journal      = {KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY},
  keyword      = {patellofemoral pain,orthosis,treatment,patellofemoral joint,PATELLAR REALIGNMENT BRACE,PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN,VASTUS LATERALIS,RISK-FACTORS,DISORDERS,PROPRIOCEPTION,OVERACTIVITY,POPULATION,ALIGNMENT,RECRUITS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {434--439},
  title        = {Effect of bracing on the prevention of anterior knee pain: a prospective randomized study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-003-0479-z},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2004},
}

Chicago
Van Tiggelen, D, Erik Witvrouw, P Roget, Dirk Cambier, Lieven Danneels, and René Verdonk. 2004. “Effect of Bracing on the Prevention of Anterior Knee Pain: a Prospective Randomized Study.” Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 12 (5): 434–439.
APA
Van Tiggelen, D, Witvrouw, E., Roget, P., Cambier, D., Danneels, L., & Verdonk, R. (2004). Effect of bracing on the prevention of anterior knee pain: a prospective randomized study. KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, 12(5), 434–439.
Vancouver
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Van Tiggelen D, Witvrouw E, Roget P, Cambier D, Danneels L, Verdonk R. Effect of bracing on the prevention of anterior knee pain: a prospective randomized study. KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY. 2004;12(5):434–9.
MLA
Van Tiggelen, D, Erik Witvrouw, P Roget, et al. “Effect of Bracing on the Prevention of Anterior Knee Pain: a Prospective Randomized Study.” KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY 12.5 (2004): 434–439. Print.