What is a Knee Brace?



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A knee brace is worn to protect and/or support the knee joint.

A knee brace is a supportive device worn by athletes as well as nonathletes to protect and/or support the knee joint, either after a MCLACL or other knee injury or to prevent one. Knees braces are available either off-the-shelf or can be custom made, and they come in many sizes, designs, and colors. Knee braces are typically made from a combination of metal, plastic, elastic material, and foam and constructed using straps, pads, and hinges.

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