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    Skiing knee brace

    Iíve had the distinct pleasure of spending my summer hobbling around after blowing out my patella. Iím sure others here have had similar knee issues. As far as skiing after a knee injury - what do folks recommend for a knee brace while skiing?


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    After ACL repair back in 2000, I used a custom made knee brace my doctor ordered for me the first few seasons skiing/riding. Nowadays, just the occasional neoprene compression brace does the trick.
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    I use a neoprene compression brace usually a couple days after skiing (avoid the pain a little).

    I use a larger "Mueller" brand brace while skiing, at least on my left knee which is worse, sometimes on my right knee if it starts acting up.

    Best thing you can do is preventative exercises and now is a good time to start. Up/down steps, cycling, lunges (if your knee isn't grinding, if it is, take it easy). You probably want to do those exercises with a neoprene brace to assist with the tracking issue while you build supportive muscle in that area.

    Worst come to worst take Ibuprofen and Curcumin(stuff in curry) to reduce inflammation before and after you ski. In theory this could reduce chance of irreversible injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikestaple View Post
    I’ve had the distinct pleasure of spending my summer hobbling around after blowing out my patella. I’m sure others here have had similar knee issues. As far as skiing after a knee injury - what do folks recommend for a knee brace while skiing?


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    I used a custom brace for one season after I got my new/used acl. However, I would suggest you consult your orthopedist and/or physical therapist particularly with respect to the patella. you dont want anything causing the patella to track improperly such that it causes further injury.

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    knee brace is effective during healing stage or if you refuse to get knee surgery. you should not be wearing a knee brace if the knee has fully healed after surgery.

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    I think even with a perfect knee I'd wear compression braces or some other kind of compression gear to reduce injury potential.
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    he went so far off axis he was in fact on axis...the progression had become regression

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    So I tore my ACL 7 years ago and had 30% of my medial meniscus removed due to a bad tear. 7 months after surgery I was back to skiing using a Bledsoe Townsend brace. It is very adjustable. I actually have been using it ever since. While it does nothing for twisting motions it seems to help with hinging movement. This past season was the first season where I went without during spring skiing. However, without the brace sometimes my knee may be a bit painful for days following. Will start the season with it again.townsend-rebel-knee-brace.jpg



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