Spring loaded flexion/extension stops for easy range of motion from 0º – 120º.
Full circumferential shells for tissue containment, rigidity and stability.
Ability to lock out in full extension.
Shells can be trimmed to desired size with scissors.
ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL injuries
Tibial plateau fractures
Patella tendon repairs
HTOs (High Tibial Osteotomy)
Acute Sprains/strains of the knee
Fromdual axis, polycentric hinge allows for adjustment with range of motion from 0 ton120° flexion and 0°to 70° extension, trimmable medial/lateral plastic shells.
How to use?
1. Unfasten all 6 straps and fold the hook/loop tabs back against the straps. Sit with the knee bent at a 30° angle. With the brace fully extended slide it onto the leg. Position the brace so that the center of the hinges align with the top of the patella. Notice that the hinges may be positioned behind the bent knee, this is normal. As each strap is fastened, the hinges will move forward, until the brace is properly positioned on the leg.
2. With the brace on the leg, press the rigid shin cuff on the front of the brace flat against the leg and fasten strap 1 behind the calf. Next, fasten strap 2 in the back above the knee.
3. Make sure that the rigid thigh cuff on the front of the brace is pressed flat against the leg and fasten strap 3, behind the hamstring. Next, fasten strap 4 in the front below the knee.
Note: Take care to not tighter strap 4 too tightly, doing so will position the hinges too far forward. The proper hinge location is posterior of the knee centerline. Then fasten strap
5 in the back below knee. Be sure to fasten all of the straps in the proper order.
4. Stand to fasten strap 6 in front above the knee. Tighten the straps snugly, but comfortably. After 15 minutes of activity, sit with the knee bent at a 30° angle. Loosen and then retighten each strap, one at a time, in the proper order (this is necessary due to tissue swelling and compression). During this process, make sure that the brace hinges align with the top of the patella. Improper strapping technique could result in discomfort. If you feel pressure on the thigh or shin, stand up straight and loosen the straps slightly. Press the rigid cuffs flat against the front of the thigh and shin, then retighten all the straps.
5. To remove the brace, simply loosen straps 4 & 6 (ACL version) or straps 5 & 2 (PCL version). Then, unfasten, and remove all the straps behind the knee and remove the brace. Fold the hook/loop tabs back against the straps. This will make it easier to re-apply the brace and allow the hinges to be placed in the proper posterior position.
Remove any metal stays if possible, close all contact closures and hand wash in warm water with mild soap.
Product should be air-dried, do not use high temperature.