Lightweight and ergonomically designed, it contours to the morphology of the limb and adapts to anatomical shape changes during activities. The rigid structures for the thigh and calf are connected by a joint that allows flexion and extension control. The profile of the rigid parts is made from lower density plastic to improve comfort of use. The joint is supplied with a pre-installed stop which locks extension at 0° (preventing hyperextension) and a screwdriver that enables the stops to be changed for flexion/extension control.
The foam fabric protections are breathable and can be easily removed for washing. The connection between the joint and the thigh piece features a hinge that enables varus or valgus axial adjustment to improve knee load distribution efficiency. It features a rapid, secure and easy to handle closure system that enables comfortable and efficient fitting and removal of the brace.
- Internal or external condyle pressure to realign thigh/leg axial deviation.
- Medial or lateral mechanical unloading of the knee.
- Stabilisation and restriction of joint range of motion. Pain relief.
- Mild or moderate unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis (medial or lateral).
- Genu valgum or varum associated with osteoarthritis.
- Medial or lateral meniscus injury
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SIDE: left or right
To fit observe the following aspects:
A- Adjusting flexion and extension:
The brace is supplied with a set of stops to adjust flexion and extension. (It comes with a pre- installed 0° extension stop).
- Select the desired stop and, using a screwdriver, remove the screws to enable the stop to be inserted.
- After inserting the stop, tighten the screw to fasten the cover and the stop. Repeat this process to adjust both the flexion and extension directions.
A- Fitting the brace:
- Remove the buckles from their xing point on the rigid structure to allow the brace to be tted comfortably.
- With the patient sitting on the edge of a chair and holding the knee at 45° of flexion, t the brace to the knee, ensuring that the mechanical axis of the joint coincides with the anatomical axis. Make sure that the knee brace does not rotate around the leg.
- Fasten the brace by inserting the buckles into their slots.
- Then tighten the thigh and calf straps in number order from 1 to 4.
- Check the straps for tightness and ask the patient to stand and walk around to make sure that it is correctly adjusted and fastened. If the length of the straps needs to be shortened, do so by trimming the fastening end and never the pulling end.
- Once the length of the straps is shortened, the knee brace can be tted and removed by just using the buckle’s fastening/quick release.
A- Adjusting varus/valgus alignment:
- Using a 3 mm Allen key, adjust the angle of the thigh piece with respect to the calf in the follow- ing directions:
- Clockwise: valgus.
- Anti-clockwise: varus.