An internal brace is a construct placed within the joint that supports a ligament while a primary ligament repair heals.

The internal brace may, for example, be a braid of manufactured polymer.

Synonyms: 
internal brace augmentation
fibertape
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A case study with two-year follow-up of an adult patient whose ACL tear was managed with repair and internal brace augmentation.

An interpretation by the editor of a 2017 medical publication.

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