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Archive for April 24th, 2012

Hinged Knee Brace

April 24, 2012

A hinged knee brace can be an appropriate treatment option for osteoarthritis.  There are a couple different reasons why a knee brace for OA requires hinges.

The first is in regards to neoprene knee sleeves.  A neoprene knee sleeve will provide warmth and compression to an arthritic knee.  This helps the joint feel better.  Adding hinges to a neoprene sleeve will provide additional protection and stability.  This is appropriate when the knee is lax or gives out.

Hinges on an Unloading Knee brace are a necessity.  Hinges are part of the system that applies three point pressure to the knee joint.  It is this fulcrum that provides pain relief.