Knee Orthoses

Most people will experience knee pain or injury at some point in their life, and in many instances knee braces can help. They are designed to off-load areas of painful osteoarthritis or aid in the stability of the knee joint secondary to ligament injury, postoperative reconstruction, meniscus damage, and for preventative protection.

Common Knee Injuries

The human knee is a complex joint, with many ligaments and muscles, and injuries can be complex. Bracing is commonly used as a form of orthotic intervention for knee injuries including: Osteoarthritis, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), and Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injuries; meniscus damage; and sprains and strains.

Types of Knee Bracing

There are many different types of knee braces designed to treat the range of maladies that can affect this joint. Finding the one that is right for you can be overwhelming. Your orthotist will work with you to determine the right solution depending on your needs. Common types of knee braces include osteoarthritis bracing, ACL orthoses, post-operative orthoses, functional hinged orthoses, patella sleeves, and neoprene sleeves.

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