Question: Is functional bracing more effective than nonbracing after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with a high level of physical activity?
Design: Randomized (allocation not concealed), unblinded, controlled trial with a mean 29-month follow-up.
Setting: 3 United States military academies.
Patients: 100 cadets and midshipmen with ACL injury, no previous knee injury to the affected knee, no significant chondral injury, no grade-III posterior cruciate or collateral ligament injuries, no serious meniscal injury, surgical reconstruction within 8 weeks of injury, and available for follow-up for ≥2 years.
Intervention: Patients were allocated to wear (n = 47) or not wear …
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