POST-OP KNEE BRACE WITH ROM ADJUSTMENT
Anterior cruciate ligament injures (torn ACL)
Active people often suffer from torn ACL. In USA is done more than 100 000 knee repairs (arthroscopies) every year1. Usually, it’s connected with the athletes, who train a lot of pivoting motions (soccer, basketball, American football) and skiers.
Two cruciate ligaments: anterior (ACL) an posterior (PCL) play a key role in knee stabilization. ACL prevents against shifting of the tibia (translation) with the femur and controls the rotation. The function of the PCL is to prevent the femur from sliding off the anterior edge of the tibia and to prevent the tibia from displacing posterior to the femur. Two more ligaments MCL and LCL stabilize the knee in the frontal plane. Two meniscus (medial and lateral) help to absorb forces during activity so that the bone surfaces are not damaged.
The ACL injury might be isolated (rarely) or in connection with MCL, meniscus or articular cartilage damage.
Undesirable but common injury position is called ‘no return’, which involves valgus knee with contradirectional rotation femur and shin.
In case of severe ACL injury, often common with meniscus, the treatment bases on the surgery – arthroscopy. After this repair, there is necessary to immobilize the joint in special post-op knee brace. The best knee brace solution is our new AM-KDX-01 UNIVERSO knee brace with range of motion adjustment.
Anterior cruciate ligament ACL before the injury
Torn ACL in 1st degree – the fibres of the ACL are stretched but infact without knee instability
Our universal knee brace AM-KDX-01 UNIVERSO is the best solution for post-op immobilization.
4-Scope is lightweight brace to the patient’s leg. It’s equipped with monocentric splints providing flexion and extension control. The splints are made of hot covered high quality aluminium. They are anatomic-shaped what provides perfect fitting and stabilization.
The knee brace has full range of motion hinges from 30 degrees of extension to 120 degrees of flexion with 15 degrees increments. You can change the ROM easy without any additional tools. Hinges are made of plastic with carbon fibres what makes them lightweight and neutral for the skin.
The knee brace has two thigh and calf straps with anatomic-shaped buckles. The straps have length adjustment what improves the perfect fitting even in people with massive thighs and smaller calves and other disproportions.
What’s more, anti-migration silicone system prevents against the brace slipping.
4-Scope is equipped with system of quick release buckles for ease of application. The system allows to ‘remember’ the length of every strap. After putting the brace on again, the system ensures the same brace fitting and compression.
Post-op knee brace 4-Scope is universal size item for both legs to accommodate a wide variety of patients.
The product is made of Active3D™.
Active3D™ is thermoformed fabric made of special foamed, cell-closed designed material. It reduces the pressure on the body or any abrasions made by orthopaedic stays and aluminum splints. It is fully waterproof fabric and does not absorb sweat. It’s easy to clean. Due to its features, the fabric is an excellent product for making medical orthopaedic braces and orthoses. ACTIVE 3D™ has various external self-gripping layers. Our material has special, thermoformed properties and may be shaped according to the functional goals of the final braces.
- ligaments injuries (ACL)
- knee arthroscopy
- ligaments reconstruction/replacement (ACL)
- meniscus reconstruction
|Size||(A) Thigh circumference 15 cm above the center of the patella||(B) Calf circumference 15 cm below the center of the patella||(C) Distance between knee joint interstice and groin||(D) Distance between knee joint interstice and shin||How to measure|
|Universal||min 40 –
max 75 cm
min 15.7″ – max 29.5″
|min 30 –
max 60 cm
min 11.8″ – 23.6″
|min 23 –
max 27 cm
min 9″ – max 10.6″
|min 28 –
max 36,5 cm
min 11″ – max 14,4″
Total length of product:
min 51 cm (20,1″) – max 64 cm (25,2″)
Right and left knee specific.
Medical products class 1 – conforming the directive of the Board (93/42/EEC) concerning medical products. Producer of orthopedic and medical products, firm REH4MAT issued appropriate EC declaration of conformity.