Accession Number : ADA207460

Title :   Effect of a Prophylactic Knee Brace on the Frequency and Severity of Acute Knee Injuries in Football.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Apr 86-30 Apr 88,

Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY

Personal Author(s) : Sitler, Michael R

PDF Url : ADA207460

Report Date : 01 Jul 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The value of prophylactic knee brace used in the United States Military Academy intramural tackle football program was tested in a study of approximately 1300 subjects over a two year period. Subjects were divided into two groups; those with previous knee injuries, and those without previous knee injuries. Half the subjects from each of these groups wore the knee brace during the intramural football program. Data on the incidence and severity of musculoskeletal injuries were collected for all subjects. Keywords: Prevention, Medial equipment, Protective equipment, Safety. (AW)

Descriptors :   *KNEE(ANATOMY), *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, *SAFETY EQUIPMENT, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, SUPPORTS, UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Safety Engineering
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE