The Effect of Five Different Patella Braces on Performance and Pain in an Isokinetic Quadriceps Torque Test

  • U. Lindberg
  • J. Gillquist
  • J. Lysholm
Conference paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Torque 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Lindberg
    • 1
  • J. Gillquist
    • 1
  • J. Lysholm
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity HospitalLinköpingSweden

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