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.

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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.

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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

Knee brace over clothes?

Brace on NHS?

Need Help From Those That Have Worn Knee Braces.

Bruises from Knee Brace


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

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