Quiz – Osteoarthritic Knee Braces on the Market: A Literature Review, Kelly S. Brooks, BS, CP
1. (True or False) ____________ The incidence of secondary osteoarthritis resulting from knee trauma is higher in men compared to women in both younger and older populations.
2. [Select the correct response.] Osteoarthritis is also referred to as ___________ or degenerative joint disease.
3. (True or False) ____________ During normal gait, forces are evenly distributed across the knee joint surface.
4. (True or False) ______________ A surgical approach is generally not recommended for the younger population.
5. [Select the correct response.] Which of the following knee braces was touted as able to be used effectively following an injury of the menisci.
A. Thruster 2/DUO Knee Brace
B. SofTec OA Knee Brace
C. Legacy Thruster OA
6. [Select the correct response.] The DUO is the only double upright “dynamic” osteoarthritic brace on the market that creates a load across the joint when the knee is ______________ and reduces the load when the knee is __________________.
7. (True or False) ________________ Concerning the Thruster 2, approximately 75% of the patients continued to wear the brace after one year.
8. [Select the correct response.] The Defiance OA brace has a _________________ system that offers ligament stability.
9. [Select the correct response.] According to the article, this brace is ideally suited for active patients as a result of its “perfect fit.”
A. Fusion OA
B. Defiance OA
C. OA Nano
D. OA Adjuster
10. (True or False) _____________ It is important for the wearer to be able to adjust the amount of valgus loading applied by the brace to the knee with an OA key.
11. [Select the correct response.] Which of the following conditions apply to the Unloader Express:
A. easy to fit
B. designed for the more active person
C. cost effective
D. A only
E. A and C
F. All of the above
G. None of the above
12. [Select the correct response.] One distinction of the Unloader One is that it is:
A. the least expensive and one of the most popular of all offloading OA knee braces currently on the market
B. one of the most durable, well-crafted and constructed offloading OA knee braces available
C. the most investigated of all offloading OA knee braces currently on the market
13. [Select the correct response.] According to the article, the __________________ is the most widely used osteoarthritic knee brace in the world.
A. Unloader Select
B. Unloader Spirit
C. Genu Arthro
D. Unloader One
14. (True or False) ____________ Relief from the BioniCare Knee Device can be experienced as early as the first month, but typically it takes up to four to six months to see improvement.
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