The Effect of Five Different Patella Braces on Performance and Pain in an Isokinetic Quadriceps Torque Test
In the treatment of patello-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) a patella-supporting brace must be considered a potentially useful therapeutic tool. It is a matter of controversy which type of patella brace is of optimal construction. Lysholm et al. documented the effect of a brace with a simple lateral pad. Palumbo recommends a slightly different item with a more sophisticated design. A simple infrapatellar strap has been described by Levine. A simple elastic tube may be equally effective.