Effects of Knee Joint Bracing on Movement Biomechanics and Injury Risk in Athletes


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ability of custom and off-the-shelf knee braces to protect both healthy and surgically repaired knees, and to modify movement patterns indicative of knee injury risk. 

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Young, healthy individuals, ages 14-49 who have not sustained an ACL injury.  
  • Individuals who have undergone surgery to repair a ruptured ACL will also be recruited.  
  • Subjects with one or more identified predispositions will be eligible to participate in the study; all other individuals will be excluded.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Nathaniel Bates, Ph.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Nathaniel Bates Ph.D.

(507) 538-6953


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