Playing sports in school or leisure can be great aerobic exercise for people of all ages. Often injuries may occur spontaneously, which some may be much more serious than others. In the sport of basketball, the knee becomes a vulnerable area for injury which may require recovery time using a knee brace temporarily or permanently. This article will discuss the best knee braces for the most common knee injuries, as well as tips to help prevent injuries. Some of the more common knee injuries in basketball include a torn anterior cruciate ligament, frequently known as the ACL, which is located in the front of the knee connecting to the kneecap (patella) and the top of the tibia Other injuries include jumper’s knee,
About the Author
Jennifer Williams has been writing as a freelancer for local newspapers since 1999. Her work now appears on various websites. She did a five-year orthopaedic surgery residency, followed by a one-year sports medicine fellowship and has been a team physician for NCAA Division I universities and high school teams. As a former collegiate athlete, Williams continues competition at the masters level.