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Knee Bracing

A knee brace can be prescribed to help:

  • Those needing a bit of support around their knee for work or sporting activities
  • reoccurring dislocation of the Patella (knee cap)
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Ligament injuries

Patella dislocation

Reoccurring patella (knee cap) dislocation is commonly seen in the population suffering with hyper mobility. This is most commonly treated conservatively by a physiotherapy program to help strengthen the muscles and tendons which support the knee. A knee brace may also be of benefit to reduce the chance of dislocation during the rehabilitation process.

Osteoarthritis

The knee is one of the most common joints in the body to be effected with Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is also known as wear and tear arthritis.

The knee joint is separated into two compartments. Arthritis is commonly seen in one compartment, as fluid in the joint thins, bone on bone contact is made and cartilage wears away. This causes changes to the alignment of the knee.

Studies have shown the use of a functional osteoarthritis knee brace can reduce pain and the therefore delay the need for a total knee replacement.

Ligament injuries

Following a knee ligament injury a protective knee brace may be appropriate to allow you to return to sports or your normal daily activities. A ligament knee brace can be used in the conservative management of an injury, or post surgery, to assist rehabilitation.

There are a great number of functional knee braces on the market. At enable orthotics the most appropriate brace will be selected for your specific leg shape and injury following a full assessment. Custom-made knee braces can be Prescribed when required.

Knee brace
Knee brace
Knee brace