Effect of a newly designed patellar realignment brace on patellofemoral relationships

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1995 Apr;27(4):469-72.


The effect of applying a newly developed patellar realignment brace to a patient with lateral subluxation of the patella was evaluated using active movement, loaded kinematic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The brace corrected the lateral displacement of the patella as shown on the kinematic MR imaging study. The patient underwent physical rehabilitation in conjunction with the use of the patellar realignment brace and has had resolution of her painful symptoms for the past 4 months.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Braces*
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / therapy*
  • Joint Instability / therapy*
  • Knee Joint*
  • Treatment Outcome