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Medical Study: Knee Brace Provides Pain Reduction for Osteoarthritis / Bio Skin Blog

Medical Study: Knee Brace Provides Pain Reduction for Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis in the patellofemoral joint is the most common type of knee arthritis causing millions of people pain, stiffness and lack of mobility.

A recent study presented at the April 2013 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (ORSI) meeting in Philadelphia shows results that patients can significantly benefit from simply wearing a lightweight patellofemoral knee brace.

In the study, 126 patients with patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis were fitted with a Bio Skin Q Brace™ patellofemeral knee brace. After 12 weeks of use, there was significant improvement in VAS pain scores while walking downhill, using stairs, kneeling and squatting. Patients also reported that their knees felt supported and more stable. This improvement in stability gave them the confidence to move the knee in a more normal manner, while improving muscle strength and knee function.

In the Science Daily article, Dr. Michael Callaghan of the University of Manchester England is quoted saying, “We've shown that something as simple as a lightweight knee brace can dramatically improve the symptoms and function for people with this particular type of knee osteoarthritis."

Sources:
www.healio.com
www.sciencedaily.com
www.manchester.ac.uk
OARSI 2013 – Presentation Info

  • Stephen Trevathan

    I just read about a new study on osteoarthritis pain, and the results were surprising to say the least. This study was conducted by researchers at the University of Manchester in Great Britain. They found that their is a significant association between certain brain mechanisms in patients with OA and patients with a syndrome known as fibromyalgia. If you want to read more about it, there is a full story on it here: http://www.availclinical.com/news/scientists-connection-osteoarthritis-fibromyalgia/

  • Julia Allan

    This is a great product! I found some more information on this website: http://www.medicalexpo.com/medical-manufacturer/knee-brace-5436.html