Rehabilitation knee braces
Rehabilitation knee braces are used to support the knee joint following injury, most commonly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posteriorcruciate ligament (PCL) and medial collateral ligament damage (MCL). These braces can be used as a conservative treatment method or as part ofrehabilitation following reconstructive surgery. Opposing forces are used in combination with an adjustable range of motion joint to hold theleg in an appropriate position and alleviate additional stress upon the affected ligaments.
What are the indications for use of a rehabilitation knee brace?
There are many indications for using a rehabilitation knee brace. These include:
- Ligament damage
- Requirement for support prior to surgery
- Requirement for support following surgery
If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a rehabilitation knee brace please contact us to discuss.
What conditions are rehabilitation knee braces often used for?
Rehabilitation knee braces are often used for the following conditions:
- Ligament ruptures
- Partial ligament rupture or elongation
- Ligaments which can be supported:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a rehabilitation knee brace please contact us to discuss.
What are the benefits of rehabilitation knee braces?
There are many benefits that come from using a rehabilitation knee brace. These include:
- Increased mobility
- Reduced pain
- Increased support
- Easily adjusted to adapt to individual requirements and rehabilitation gains
There are many benefits using a rehabilitation knee brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.
What types of rehabilitation knee braces are available?
Types of rehabilitation knee braces that may be used include:
- Ossur Rebound ACL
- Brace Orthopaedics Jack PCL