Knee braces

At Orthotics UK our experience team are able to provide you with a range of different knee braces depending on your requirements. Whether you have sustained a sporting injury, have undergone surgery or have osteoarthritis our team will be able to find the brace for you.

About knee braces

Knee braces are worn to support an injured or painful knee joint, they can also be worn to prevent a potential injury. There are many different types of knee braces which cater for different levels of support, the need for medial/lateral (side to side) support or whether the joint needs offloading.

What are the indications for use of a knee brace?

There are many indications for using a knee brace. These include:

  • Knee pain
  • Knee instability
  • Injury
  • Muscle weakness
  • Risk of possible injury

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a knee brace please contact us to discuss.

What conditions is a knee brace often used for?

Knee braces are used for a variety of conditions including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament instability
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cartilage loss
  • Patella tendon injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Postoperative care

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a knee brace please contact us to discuss.

Agilium freestep

There are many different braces available to help relieve the pain associated with osteoarthritis. The Algium Freestep is unlike other OA knee braces the device is worn around the lower leg and under the foot. By adjusting the loading of the knee impact on the cartilage and associated pain is reduced.

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CTi brace

CTi knee braces are carbon fibre in construction designed to be used post operatively or as a preventative measure against possible knee injuries. Originally designed for motocross riders they provide excellent stability and support for those participating in high risk sports and activities.

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Osteoarthritis knee braces

Osteoarthritis (OA) frequently affects the knee joint, there is a wide range of knee braces available to help support the knee and relieve the associated pain. Our experienced orthotists are able to provide the most suitable device for you depending on the stage of your OA, your activity and pain levels.

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Patella knee supports

Patella knee supports and bands are designed to improve the control of the patella as you walk or run. This increased control can help to relieve pain and discomfort. Our experienced orthotists will be able to provide advice about the suitability of different supports and bands for your requirements.

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Protective knee braces

If you take part in sports or activities which place increased stress upon the knee or have previously sustained an injury you may benefit from the use of a protective knee brace. This type of knee brace will allow you to move your knee freely whilst preventing unwanted movements, such as side to side.

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Range of motion control knee braces

Range of motion controlled knee braces enable the movement at the knee to be restricted. If you have sustained an injury or undergone surgery it may be necessary to limit the movement allowed at the knee during rehabilitation. Orthotics UK can provide you with a comfortable range of motion controlled knee brace.

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Rebound PCL knee braces

The Rebound PCL knee brace is specifically designed to be worn during the rehabilitation of a posterior cruciate ligament injury. Through the use of dynamic forces and redistribution of loads the posterior cruciate ligament is unloaded and enabled to recover and repair.

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Rehabilitation knee braces

Rehabilitation knee braces are worn following an injury to the knee. These braces are most often used when damage has occured to the ligaments within the knee. Through the use of opposing forces and an adjustable hinge joint the affected ligaments and knee joint can be supported and stabilised.

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What are the benefits of a knee brace?

There are many benefits that come from using a knee brace. These include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved stability
  • Increased comfort
  • Injury risk reduced
  • Improved mobility and/or function

There are many benefits to knee braces, so please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to receive a knee brace?

The process to receive a hernia support would be:

  • 1 Assessment
  • 2 Measuring
  • 3 Fittings
  • 4 Review

There are many different knee braces available to our patients depending on the individual’s needs. They will also complete an assessment which will look specifically at how you walk, the range of motion and muscle power at your knee joint. Your orthotist will also take a number of measurements to ensure the device selected will correctly fit you. Once a device has been chosen it will be adjusted to fit you to ensure maximum comfort and support.

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How do I arrange an assessment for a knee brace?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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