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 4Scope (AM-KDX-01/1RE) 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 4Scope (AM-KDX-01/1RE) is the best solution for post-op immobilization.
4Scope 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.
4Scope is one size, because of telescopic splints and innovative press-slide system.
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.
4Scope 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 4Scope is universal size item for both legs to accommodate a wide variety of patients.
- ligaments injuries (ACL)
- knee arthroscopy
- ligaments reconstruction/replacement (ACL)
- meniscus reconstruction
|(A) Minimum and maximum thigh circumference 15 cm above the patella||(B) Minimum and maximum calf circumference 15 cm below the patella||(C) Distance between knee joint interstice and groin||(D) Distance between knee joint interstice and shin||How to measure|
|min 40 cm – max 75 cm
(min 15,7″ – max 29,5″)
|min 30 cm – max 60 cm
(min 11,8 – max 23,6″)
|min 26 cm – max 30,5 cm
(min 10,2″ – max 12″)
|min 26,5 cm – max 32,5 cm
(min 10,4″ – max 12,8″)
Press-slide System – Regulation of the length of splint
Press-slide system is the another technological newness in our offer that we would like to introduce to You with a great pleasure. The regulator of the length of splint Press-slide is the element of orthopaedic braces, designed especially according to the innovative rule – MiniMax (minimum choice, maximum effect). That is why, orthopaedic devices equipped with Press-slide system may be characterized by small dimensions, very low weight and significant ergonomics of usage. What is more, the system was engineered to facilitate the extension or the shortening of the splint to the patient in the most easy and safe way. Press-slide was made of special kind of plastic strengthened by fiberglass and thanks to that solution its durability is much more noticeable than in case of aluminium. The regulation of splints is very easy – you just need to press the special button and regulate the splint so that it would be fully comfortable for you. To make that activity easier, on the surface of the lower limb splints we placed the centimeter scale that defines the distance between knee joint and the end of thigh splint and shin splint. Regarding upper limb braces, we placed the scale that simplifies the repeatable splint regulation.
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