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dc.contributor.authorHjartarson, Hjörtur F
dc.contributor.authorToksvig-Larsen, Sören
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-08T11:33:36Z
dc.date.available2018-11-08T11:33:36Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-22
dc.date.submitted2018-11
dc.identifier.citationThe clinical effect of an unloader brace on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, a randomized placebo controlled trial with one y ear follow up. 2018, 19(1):341 BMC musculoskeletal disordersen_US
dc.identifier.issn1471-2474
dc.identifier.pmid30243296
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12891-018-2256-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/620728
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article, please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links field or click on the hyperlink at the top of the page marked Downloaden_US
dc.description.abstractTreatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis is challenging. Unloader braces have been developed with various success. Unloader One® Knee Brace is light, easily-fitted and shown to be effective by the unloading of the affected compartment. The aim of the study was to assess the clinical outcome of the brace vs. a placebo on patients with knee osteoarthritis. Initially 150 patients were randomized to receive either the Unloader brace or a control placebo group look-alike brace where the active strips had been removed. The patients were followed up at 6,12,26 and 52 weeks with Knee Society Score (KSS) and Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS). The reason for dropout was recorded. A total of 149 patients were included, 74 in the study and 75 in the control group. The mean age was 59.6 vs. 60.2, BMI was 27.5 vs. 26.9, 37% vs. 44% were women in the study vs. control group. Both groups showed improvement in KSS over 52 weeks, with the study group showing higher improvement in mean scores. KSS increased from 64.3 to 84.0 for the study group and from 64.0 to 74.6 for the control group (p = 0.009). The study group improved in KSS function from 67.0 to 78.6 (p < 0.001) and KOOS for knee related symptoms increased/improved from 64.3 to 72.4 (p < 0.001). Activity of daily living increased/improved from 65.3 to 75.2 and Sports/Recreation from 24.6 to 40.2 (p > 0.001) whereas the control group did not show significant improvements in any of the scores. The dropout was higher in the control group, 40 vs. 25. The brace seems to be more effective and better tolerated than the placebo.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOssur, Icleanden_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12891-018-2256-7en_US
dc.subjectSlitgigten_US
dc.subjectHnéen_US
dc.subjectSpelkuren_US
dc.subject.meshOsteoarthritis, Kneeen_US
dc.subject.meshBracesen_US
dc.titleThe clinical effect of an unloader brace on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, a randomized placebo controlled trial with one year follow up.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.department1 Dept of Orthopedics, Landspitali University Hospital, E-4 Fossvogur, 101, Reykjavik, Iceland. hjorturfr@gmail.com. 2 Lund University, Lund, Sweden. hjorturfr@gmail.com. 3 Dept of Orthopedics, Hässleholm hospital, Esplanadgatan 19, 281 38, Hässleholm, Sweden. 4 Lund University, Lund, Sweden.en_US
dc.identifier.journalBMC musculoskeletal disordersen_US
dc.rights.accessOpen Access - Opinn aðganguren_US
dc.departmentcodeORT12
dc.source.journaltitleBMC musculoskeletal disorders
refterms.dateFOA2018-11-08T11:33:36Z


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