Knee bracing and footwear for medial knee arthritis


The primary aim of this study is to investigate the effect of wearing an Ossür Unloader One knee brace for 8 weeks and the short-term effect of wearing two different types of footwear on knee joint forces in people with knee osteoarthritis. This is important as higher knee joint loads are associated with disease progression in those with osteoarthritis.

Status of project: recruitment closed


Effect of a valgus brace on medial tibiofemoral joint contact force in knee osteoarthritis with varus  malalignment: A within-participant cross-over randomised study with an uncontrolled observational longitudinal follow-up

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Man walking with knee brace

Researchers involved in this study include Dr Michelle Hall, Prof Rana Hinman, Dr Kade Paterson, and Scott Starkey at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at Griffith University.

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