Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: Which Brace Works Best

A 45-year-old man with knee pain has medial osteoarthritis, and you prescribe NSAIDs. He plans to attend tennis camp. Do you recommend he wear a brace?

A 45-year-old man presents to your office with pain in his right knee. Your workup determines he has medial osteoarthritis of the knee, and you prescribe NSAIDs. The patient mentions he has plans to attend a week-long tennis camp and wonders whether he should wear a knee brace to improve his playing ability.

Which bracing option would be the most effective to limit his knee pain and improve his knee function?