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Knee Braces And Supports
Knee braces and supports are external medical devices designed to be used as a treatment device and to prevent injuries to the user’s knee by protecting and immobilizing the knee for proper healing.Some people use them to prevent knee injuries during sports. Mostly constructed from a combination of metal, plastic, foam material and elastic straps.
There are many causes of knee injuries, including bursitis, tendonitis, ligament tears, worn-out cartilages, arthritis, muscle sprains, muscle strains and a host of other problems. Postural misalignment such as knock-knees or bow-legs may also predispose a person to future knee injuries.
Knee braces fall into four general categories, these including: Prophylactic, Functional, Rehabilitative, and Unloader/Offloader knee braces.
Prophylactic knee braces are designed to prevent and reduce the severity of ligamentous injuries to the knee. It is most commonly designed and used by athletes who play contact sports such as football. Prophylactic knee braces protect the MCL (medial collateral ligament) against valgus knee stresses, while also protecting the knee joints from being injured again. These knee braces are great for athletes of contact sports at high risk for MCL injury, or who previously suffered for an MCL injury.
A functional knee brace is used to provide support knees that are already injured, either from playing a sport or a fall. Functional knee braces are also great for reducing rotation following ACL (Anterior collateral ligament) injury, or for those who need additional support after ACL repair surgery.
Rehabilitative knee braces helps in limiting potentially harmful knee movements while a person is rehabilitating after a recent knee surgery or an injury. These types of braces work to protect a reconstructed or repaired ligament and allow early motion of the knee joint. Rehabilitative knee braces are also a great tool to protect the knee joints and ligaments to prevent future or recurring injury.
Unloader/Offloader knee braces are designed to provide relief to people who have arthritis in their knees, specifically individuals who suffer from medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. These knee braces are designed to unload stress from the affected joint by placing pressure on the thigh bone. This forces the knee to bend away from the painful area. These braces can also be helpful for people who are waiting to have knee replacement surgery and want to take stress off their knees beforehand.
VISSCO Knee Brace Short Type Special Size PC0702 this knee brace has been anatomically contoured with aluminum back splints that make it lightweight, comfortable, and offer a good grip. It offers perfect immobilization, and ensures that there are no hot spots on the knee protrusions.It has specially moulded straps provided on the dorsal and lateral sides, one additional strap above and one below the knee.
VISSCO Knee Brace Long Type Special Size PC0701. People say love makes you ‘weak in the knees’. Sometimes, injury or degeneration does so too. If the latter is your problem, then you might want to pick up one of our Knee Braces. They help immobilization and stabilization of the knee thus relieving pain due to ligament or muscular injuries. This Long Type Knee Brace in particular is ideal for if you have just had a cast removed. It has specially moulded straps provided on the dorsal and lateral sides, adjustable ones above the knee and two straps below the knee.
VISSCO Knee Brace Long Type PC0701. People say love makes you ‘weak in the knees’. Sometimes, injury or degeneration does so too. If the latter is your problem, then you might want to pick up one of our Knee Braces. They help immobilization and stabilization of the knee thus relieving pain due to ligament or muscular injuries. This long type knee brace in particular is ideal for if you have just had a cast removed. It has specially moulded straps provided on the dorsal and lateral sides, adjustable ones above the knee and two straps below the knee.
OPPO Jumper Strap With Silicon Pad Neoprene Code 1429 Specially shaped silicone insert offers extra pressure on the patella.Minimizes potential for future injuriesin case of Patellar tendinitis.Jumper's knee and Osgood-Schlatter syndrome. The knee joint includes the tibiofemoral, patellofemoral and superior tibiofibular joints. There are two menisci which are semilunar-shaped discs of fibrocartilage between the femoral condyles and tibial plateaus. Their main functions are shock absorption and stability enhancement.