A knee brace is an external device worn around the knee to prevent further injury or to help reduce symptoms.

Immobiliser knee brace

An immobiliser brace is for post-operative or post-injury and prevents all knee movement.

OTS brace

The CTi OTS brace is an off-the-shelf brace for ligament injuries (ACL, MCL, PCL).


Types of knee brace

A brace may be worn to stabilise the knee or the patella, unload part of the joint, or prevent certain ranges of motion during knee rehabilitation.


Cruciate ligament rehabilitation

Conscientious rehabilitation is important after cruciate injury and surgery to avoid a permanent stiff knee.

An 'interpretation' of a 2017 published medical paper about the cost-efficiency of unloader braces compared to surgical solutions for unicompartmental knee arthritis.

Video testimonials from patients trying an unloader brace for the first time.



Knee brace over clothes?

Brace on NHS?

Need Help From Those That Have Worn Knee Braces.

Bruises from Knee Brace


The immediate effect of a soft knee brace on pain, activity limitations, self-reported knee instability, and self-reported knee confidence in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Cudejko T et al. Arthritis Res Ther. 2017; 19: 260.

Effectiveness of Valgus Offloading Knee Braces in the Treatment of Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review. Gohal C, Shanmugaraj A, Tate P, Horner NS, Bedi A, Adili A and Khan M. Sports Health. 2018 Nov-Dec; 10(6): 500–514.

See also -

For a wide range of knee braces and soft tissue supports (KNEEguru is an affiliate), see:

In UK:

Orthotics for Hard and Soft Tissue Injuries. Ossur.

Performance Bracing for Sports Enthusiasts from CTi