Self Assessment Exam
Quiz – Osteoarthritic Knee Braces on the Market: A Literature Review, Kelly S. Brooks, BS, CP
- (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.
- [Select the correct response.] Osteoarthritis is also referred to as ___________ or degenerative joint disease.
(True or False) ____________ During normal gait, forces are evenly distributed across the knee joint surface.
(True or False) ______________ A surgical approach is generally not recommended for the younger population.
[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. thrombosis
- B. articulosis
- C. arthrosis
[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 __________________.
- A. Thruster 2/DUO Knee Brace
- B. SofTec OA Knee Brace
- C. Legacy Thruster OA
(True or False) ________________ Concerning the Thruster 2, approximately 75% of the patients continued to wear the brace after one year.
[Select the correct response.] The Defiance OA brace has a _________________ system that offers ligament stability.
- A. straight…flexed
- B. flexed…straight
- C. bent…relaxed
- D. tense…flexed
[Select the correct response.] According to the article, this brace is ideally suited for active patients as a result of its “perfect fit.”
- A. 2-Points-of-Leverage
- B. 4-Points-of-Leverage
- C. 5-Points-of-Leverage
- D. 3-Points-of-Leverage
(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.
[Select the correct response.] Which of the following conditions apply to the Unloader Express:
- A. Fusion OA
- B. Defiance OA
- C. OA Nano
- D. OA Adjuster
[Select the correct response.] One distinction of the Unloader One is that it is:
- 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
[Select the correct response.] According to the article, the __________________ is the most widely used osteoarthritic knee brace in the world.
- 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
(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.
- A. Unloader Select
- B. Unloader Spirit
- C. Genu Arthro
- D. Unloader One
Complete the JPO Self-Assessment Examination on the previous page and score a minimum of 80 percent to earn two MCE credits. Send the completed examination and payment in U.S. currency ($20 for Academy members, $50 nonmembers) to: American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 1331 H Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20005. The examination must be received by the Academy within three years of the publication date for credit to be awarded.
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