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Counterforce Brace

Counterforce Brace

A counterforce brace is a strap worn around the forearm just below the elbow and used primarily for tendon problems. Some health professionals believe that the brace distributes pressure from muscle use throughout the area, rather than just on the tendon.

Last Revised: February 16, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

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