Knee Braces

 

Knee Braces

Knee braces are appliances used for knee support and protection.

Knee braces and orthoses range from patella sleeves to protective braces. They are mainly used in sport and protect minor injuries from further damage which can result in injuries that need corrective surgery.

Most knee braces can be custom-made by Roger Wolfson.

JR OA Offloader 

The JR OA Offloader knee brace was designed to cater for medical conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is usually caused by a lack of joint space.  The JR OA Offloader knee brace was designed to absorb the pressure from the painful part of the knee by loading the pressure to the good part of the injured knee.  The JR OA Offloader knee brace helps to achieve normal functioning without pain and enables the removal of pain without the need for surgery.

Standard Knee Sleeve (closed patella)

A standard knee sleeve (closed patella) brace is used as Protective support of the knee ligaments.

Features

  • 2mm Breath-O-Prene rubber sleeve.
  • Extra pad for added support and protection.
  • Unique Bent Knee design.
  • 30cm in length.
  • Comfortable to wear.
  • Does not impede circulation

Indications 

  • Moderate pressure and joint support.
  • Prevention of turf and floor burns (wrestling, volleyball).
  • Joint support for mild strains.
  • Arthritis.
  • Ideal for sport (wrestling, judo and volleyball).

Altered Knee Sleeve Brace (open patella)

An Altered Knee Sleeve (open patella) brace is used as protective support of the knee ligaments.

Features

  • Same features as the Standard Knee Sleeve, but has an open patella.
  • Allows the patella to rise and thus alleviate patellar pressure.
  • 30cm in length.

Indications

  • Chondromalacia patella.
  • Post Arthroscopy.
  • Other syndromes of Anterior knee pain (AKP).
  • Patella tracking disorders and instability.
  • Chondral and osteochondral disorders.
  • Traction Apophysitis.
  • Tendonitis, bursitis and synovitis

Performance Wrap Knee Braces

The Performance Wrap Knee Brace is a custom-fit knee brace that provides users with maximum support, compression and full range of motion. It is Ideal for minor strains, sprains, arthritic conditions and other knee injuries.  This brace utilises a four-way tensioning system that allows users to easily adjust tension to the patella and knee joint.

Patella StrapPatella Strap

Features

  • Rubber tube filled Breath-O-Prene strap.
  • Focuses compression on the Infrapatellar tendon and its area of insertion.

Indications

  • Chondromalacia patella.
  • Infrapatellar tendonitis.
  • Osgood Schlatter syndrome.
  • Jumper’s knee.
  • This brace is also very similar in function and design to the Otto Bock Genu Chondro.

Knee Lock

Features

  • Donut Patella Disc that can be cut to provide lateral, medial, superior or inferior patellar tracking and support.
  • Two pressure straps above and below patella.
  • Lateral and medial whalebones to prevent bunching.
  • Small, lightweight and comfortable.
  • 21cm in length

Indications

  • Infrapatella tendonitis.
  • Conservative treatment for Osgood Schlatter syndrome and Chondromalacia patella.
  • Patellar tracking.
  • PF misalignment.
  • Lateral PF compression syndrome.
  • Patella subluxsation/dislocation.
  • Patella Strap
  • This brace is also very similar in function to Otto Bock’s Genu Chondro and Genu Track.

Stabilising Knee Braces (patella/cartilage)

A stabilising knee brace (patella/cartilage) orthosis is used to relieve pressure on the patellar tendon insertion.

Features

  • Donut Patella Disc that can be cut to provide lateral, medial, superior or inferior patellar tracking and support.
  • Incorporates elastic X strap, which applies specific pressure over the lateral and medial menisci.
  • Pressure straps fasten to velcro tabs above and below the patellar opening without interfering with normal patellar tracking.
  • The two Velcro straps allow for full adjustment around the patella and also aid in securing the X straps in position.
  • 32cm in length.

Indications

  • Patella tracking disorders.
  • Torn medial/lateral meniscus.
  • Mild (grade 1) cruciate ligament sprains.
  • Ideal for maximum support in body contact sports such as rugby, judo, hockey and netball.

Cohen Patella Brace

A Cohen Patella brace is used for protective stabilisation of the knee ligaments.

Features

  • Rubber tube filled Breath-O-Prene strap.
  • Focuses compression on the Infrapatellar tendon and its area of insertion.

Indications

  • Chondromalacia patella.
  • Infrapatellar tendonitis.
  • Osgood Schlatter syndrome.
  • Jumper’s knee.

This brace is also very similar in function and design to the Otto Bock Genu Chondro.

‘Fold-over’ Knee Braces

Features

  • Made from rugged 5mm Breath-O-Prene rubber sleeve.
  • Donut Patella Disc that can be cut to provide Lateral, medial, superior or inferior patella tracking and support.
  • Features a unique bent knee design.
  • Covered polycentric-toothed metal hinges.
  • The hinge features a stop lock at 1808 to help prevent hyper-extension.
  • 4 Velcro straps for individual fit and comfort.
  • Lightweight. Front of brace opens to allow for easier fitting.
  • Patients with excessive oedema/haematoma can adjust brace as swelling stabilises.

Indications

  • Patients with unusual leg shape.
  • Ideal for geriatric/arthritic patients who do not have strength to clasp and pull brace up over knee joint).

Streamlined Knee Hinged Brace

Features

  • Made from durable 3.2mm Breath-O-Prene.
  • Donut Patella Disc that can be cut to provide lateral, medial, superior or inferior patellar tracking and support.
  • Covered polycentric hinge allows for streamlined fit.
  • Unique bent knee design gives patient maximum comfort.

Indications

  • Moderate to severe ACL and PCL instabilities (Grade II to III).
  • Medial and lateral ligamentous laxity.
  • Torn meniscus.
  • Knee reconstruction (Cruciate ligament). 

Knee Hinged Stabilising Brace

Features

  • Made from rugged 5mm Breath-O-Prene rubber sleeve.
  • Donut Patella Disc that can be cut to provide Lateral, medial, superior or inferior patella tracking and support.
  • Features a unique Bent Knee design.
  • Covered polycentric-toothed metal hinges.
  • The hinge features a stop lock at 1808 to help prevent hyperextension.
  • 4 Velcro straps for individual fit and comfort.
  • Lightweight.
  • 52cm in length.

Indications

  • Moderate to severe (grade II to III) ligament tears.
  • Medial and lateral ligamentous laxity.
  • Torn meniscus.
  • Knee reconstruction. (Cruciate ligament) 

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