Dr. Matava recalls if women need to wear a brace after having anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
That sort of depends upon the surgeon who does the surgery. A lot of surgeons, including myself, have gone away from using a post-operative brace because there’s no good data in the orthopedic literature that suggests that those women who do wear a brace after their ACL surgery do any better than those who do not.
About Dr. Matava, M.D.:
Dr. Matthew J. Matava, M.D., is an associate professor and orthopedic surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Specializing in sports medicine, his clinical areas of interest include ligament injuries of the knee, athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, and pediatric orthopedic knee disorders.