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Modded knee brace

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Instructables user Senseless has modified his wife’s knee brace to prevent lateral movement due to rheumatoid arthritis. He says it’s easier for her to get on than her normal brace, which aids in late-night bathroom trips. If you can endure the run-on sentences, he’s made an instructable detailing its construction. I’ve had knee problems since I was a kid, so if anybody’s got plans for a brace that prevents patellar subluxation, detail it in the comments!

8 thoughts on “Modded knee brace

  1. If you read the instructable, you’ll find that it’s the husband modeling the brace. He wanted to test it before having his wife try it. Also, there’s nothing wrong with women who don’t shave their legs. Ahem.

  2. I can tell you from personal experience, having metally bits screwed into your leg for long periods of time doesn’t work as well as one might initially think. :P

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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