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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedFebruary 18, 2013

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Last Updated: February 18, 2013
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