Orthotic Bracing or Splinting of the Lower Extremities and Spine in Patients with Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : February 24, 2020)
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  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of orthotic bracing and splinting of the lower extremities or spine in patients with chronic, non-cancer pain?

  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding orthotic bracing or splinting for chronic, non-cancer pain?


Key Message

Six systematic reviews (three with meta-analyses) and two randomized controlled trials were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of orthotic bracing and splinting of the lower extremities in patients with chronic, non-cancer pain. Moreover, two non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of orthotic bracing and splinting of the spine in patients with chronic, non-cancer pain. Four evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding orthotic bracing or splinting of the lower extremities for chronic, non-cancer pain.