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Kait14

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I know that the medical staff at UConn is absolutely top notch, but after the amount of research I did on ACL injuries, I wish they didn't have her in a brace. Braces have been shown to increase the chance of re-injuring the knee because of over compensation of other muscles in the area, therefore reducing the strength of the ligament you are working to protect. Just like wearing a back brace to lift heavy isn't a good idea for the same reason. Just my 2 cents, as I'm just a little college student =)
 

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I would assume that all factors have been carefully considered and that Rosemary knows what she's doing here. If you wrote her directly at rosemary.ragle, she might even take a moment to explain why they think the brace is the best course of action, at least on a general level. I don't know that she'd be at liberty or comfortable with speaking about about Caroline's specific situation.
 

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Sometimes the brace is to make the player feel more comfortable. I tore my ACL twice and I felt much more comfortable wearing the brace (I didn't wear it after the first one and I re-tore it, not saying that was the reason). It's like a placebo effect in a lot of cases.
 

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Also, Caroline's brace is a very unique and new design.
 
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With my first ACL, the doc said wear it skiing and if you think you need it for other stuff. For the second (other knee), he said, you're older, and I worry more about others colliding with you (women's rec soccer), so wear it for a year and then see how you feel. Ultimately, the goal for both knees was to not need a brace post-surgery, but sometimes there are just good reasons for keeping it on. Knock on wood, both are now on a shelf in a closet, never to be needed again.
 
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