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Research Article

The Effects of a Prophylactic Knee Brace and Two Neoprene Knee Sleeves on the Performance of Healthy Athletes: A Crossover Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Niyousha Mortaza mail,

    n-morteza@farabi.tums.ac.ir

    Affiliations: Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Ismail Ebrahimi,

    Affiliation: Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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  • Ali Ashraf Jamshidi,

    Affiliation: Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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  • Vahid Abdollah,

    Affiliation: Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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  • Mohammad Kamali,

    Affiliation: Rehabilitation Research Center, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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  • Wan Abu Bakar Wan Abas,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Noor Azuan Abu Osman

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Published: November 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050110
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Niyousha Mortaza, Vahid Abdollah
Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Niyousha Mortaza, Wan Abu Bakar Wan Abas, Noor Azuan Abu Osman
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ismail Ebrahimi, Ali Ashraf Jamshidi
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Mohammad Kamali
Rehabilitation Research Center, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Corresponding Author

Email: n-morteza@farabi.tums.ac.ir

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NM IE VA AAJ. Performed the experiments: NM IE AAJ. Analyzed the data: NM MK NAAO WABWA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IE VA NAAO WABWA. Wrote the paper: NM IE AAJ VA MK NAAO WABWA. Final approval of the version to be published: NM IE AAJ VA MK NAAO WABWA.