KNEE ORTHOSES

Custom CTI Knee Brace
CTi braces are medical grade products, covered by most insurance plans with a doctor’s prescription. Whether custom or off-the-shelf, every CTi ligament brace benefits from the input of medical professionals and feedback from professional surfers.

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The resulting brace is the perfect blend of support and function, designed to help you rehab and ride safely after a knee injury.

  • A basic frame design that functions well for surfing. The CTi is the only ligament knee brace that captures the tibia, locking down securely on the tibial crest. The rigid upper and lower arms combine with the hinges, condyle pads and straps to properly align the knee joint and provide an accurately-tracking exoskeletal upport.
  • CTi can be ordered with an Anti-Migration System (AMS) at no additional charge. This comfortable neoprene padding configuration virtually eliminates brace lippage, eliminating the annoying hassle of having to constantly adjust your brace in the water.
  • Streamlined frame shape and hinge design (especially on the medial side) contour closely with the leg. This keeps the brace very low-profile and limits the rag in the water when paddling and snapping up on waves.
  • CTi can be used with wetsuits. Simply remove standard padding from brace (attached via hook and loop) and apply the brace over the top of the wetsuit. The wetsuit replaces the padding. Non-corrosive materials make the CTi ideal for surfing. Simply rinse out with fresh water after use in the ocean.
  • CTi can be manufactured to be shorter, longer, thicker or thinner based upon your height and weight.

The CTi OTS ligament knee brace provides a high level of protection and support with off the shelf convenience. The brace is indicated for ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, rotary and combined instabilities of the knee. It is designed with a rock-solid CTi carbon frame and outfitted with anatomically correct Accutrac hinges and flexible cuffs and buckles.

Thus, providing a rigid exoskeleton that stabilizes the knee joint.

The Custom CTi is similar to the CTi OTS but is designed according to the exact contours of the patient. The Custom CTi also provides the ultimate combination of stabilization and protection of the injured knee joint. The CTi custom knee braces are available in 3 models: the Vapor, Standard and ProSport and can be further customized with a variety of options, colours, designs and/ or accessories.

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Defiance
DonJoy Defiance sets the industry standard for custom made knee braces. A host of options allows customisation of the fit and functions, to ensure maximum protection and confidence. It has become the market leader in technology, materials and design.

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Defiance incorporates DonJoy’s patented 4 Points of Leverage for effective support, and offers a choice of patented hinge design.

Indications
Moderate to severe ACL, PCL, CI, MCL and LCL instabilities. The OA Defiance is suitable for the active patient with osteoarthritis.

Characteristics

  • Custom fabricated, strong, lightweight, low profile carbon composite frame - up to 7 degrees of correction can be built into the frame for osteoarthritis correction
  • Anti-migration band and supra-condyle pad for enhanced brace suspension
  • Flexion and extension control
  • Lifetime warranty on frame and hinges

Options

  • Hinge options; FourcePoint, Standard Polycentric, DropLock or Adjustable OA hinges - adjustable OA hinge allows for 0 - 3° of "fine tuning" load correction
  • Strap configurations; ACL, PCL, or Combined Instability (CI)
  • Frame options; swooping thigh cuff, short thigh cuff, short calf cuff
  • Over forty frame colours and graphic options
  • Additional layer of reinforced carbon composite In the frame for maximum strength

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Quickfit Hinged Knee
Indications
Protection, compression and support for knee sprains, mild to moderate ligament lesions, ligament instabilities, meniscus injuries, patella subluxation, laxity or misalignment, mild arthritic pain, return to mobility or sports activities.

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Characteristics

  • Patella donut maintain patella in correct position.
  • Donut can be trimmed to provide tailored patella misalignment correction.
  • Removable aluminum polycentric hinges offer medial / lateral stability.
  • Encased hinges for protection from lateral impacts (ideal for sports use).
  • Soft, anti-pinch posterior lycra panel enhances comfort.
  • Breathable, form-fitting 5 mm spacer mesh material promotes airflow.
  • Fit Left or Right knee.

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Reaction Knee Brace
The New Reaction Knee Brace is an active, responsive, webbed approach to general anterior knee pain, and a distinct alternative to basic knee sleeves.

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Indications
General anterior knee pain
Chondromalacia Patella Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Characteristics

  • The elastomeric web design helps reduce pain by dispersing energy across the knee
  • The flexible membranes absorb shock and shift peak loads away from the painful area
  • The contoured fit, compression and stretch of the membranes provide increased proprioception
  • The web design dynamically stabilises the patella on all sides
  • Dual axis hinges for additional support
  • Fitted under-sleeve for comfort
  • Open framework provides intimate fit around the patella and captures the anatomic features of the knee
  • The mesh backing creates a comfortable fit and a breathable solution
  • The adjustable straps help the brace remain in place during daily or sports activities

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ROM Brace
Indications
Designed for immobilisation and protected range of motion associated with post- traumatic treatment, ACL, PCL, LCL and MCL surgeries, patella realignment and meniscal or articular repairs.

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Characteristics

  • • Economy version of the X-Act ROM knee brace with easy to use strap system
  • • Adjustable uprights can be contoured to the patient’s leg to provide varus and valgus support
  • • Extension settings from -10° to 90°
  • • Flexion settings from -10° to 120°
  • • Easy quick-lock at 0°, 15° and 30°
  • • Full circumferential foam
  • • Fits left or right leg

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DonJoy Armor
The DonJoy Armor knee brace provides athletes involved with contact and extreme sports a knee brace with uncompromised strength that will provide proven protection of the knee joint. It is designed with a steel reinforced hinge plate for extra strength while the low profile FourcePoint hinge and internally mounted straps promote bilateral use that won’t impede performance of the athlete.

Genufit 15
A tubular knee brace with polycentric hinges and a patella stabilizer.
Characteristics:

  • Made of AirX breathable material.
  • A popliteal insert for increased comfort.

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  • Patella opening with a patella stabilizer in foamed material.
  • Brackets in flexible material fixing the hinges and guiding straps.
  • Polycentric hinges.
  • Patented Flex-O closure with articulated and flexible buckle, and stabilization straps

Indications:

  • Mild to moderate latero-medial instability.
  • Protection from abnormal tension in an injured knee while healing.
  • Mild instability of patella and patella-femoral arthrosis.
  • Mild arthrosis conditions.
  • Post-trauma twisted knee.
  • Condromalacia in association with ligamental strain

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Genufit 08
A tubular knee protector with spiral rods and a patella stabilizer.
Characteristics:

  • Structure in AirX breathable material – non harmful, non-cytotoxic, latex free
  • Popliteal insert in Soft-X for increased comfort

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  • Patellar opening with patella stabilizer in stretchable material
  • Sheaths for rods and straps in flexible material
  • Lateral spinal function
  • Patented Flex-O closure system with supple, flexible buckle and stabilzer straps

Indications:

  • Mild latero-medial instability
  • Protection from anomolous tensions on an injured knee currently healing
  • Mild patellar instability and femoral-patellar arthosis
  • Mild knee injuries
  • Mild arthrosis conditions

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Knee braces are designed to transfer load while allowing for normal knee function and are designed for prophylactic or functional use. Prophylactic knee braces can be used for most sports and are typically used to stabilise the knee in the coronal and sagittal planes of movement to prevent straining the MCL (medial collateral ligament) and LCL (lateral collateral ligament) and ACL (anterior crutiate ligament).

Functional knee braces are designed and used to prevent recurrent instability in patients with ACL (anterior crutiate ligament) or PCL (posterior crutiate ligament) tears. The majority of the functional knee braces are designed to protect a patient with an ACL-deficient knee or to protect the ACL reconstructed graft while returning to full activity. Knee braces are available off-the-shelf or are custom fabricated. Both have proven to be effective if the geometry of the braces matches the geometry of the extremity. Off-the-shelf braces are designed based on the approximate geometry and length of the individual’s knee.

Therefore we recommend that you/the patient should try different braces from different companies in order to determine the best fit and function.