Archive for December, 2016
- For Bi-Compartmental OA
- For Tri-Compartmental OA
- Range-of-Motion Hinges
- Provides Stability
- Assists in Mobility
The Global Knee addresses pain, provides stability, and assists in mobility. There is often a significant amount of time that passes from when a patient is told they need to have their knee replaced and the actual surgery. This knee brace helps patients during that time.
The Patella Sling controls the patella with an inferior to superior directional pull. There are adjustable struts that can be molded with bending irons (not included) to accommodate swollen knees and apply a varus or valgus force. There’s a removable buttress that can be adjusted for each patient’s needs.
Reinforced hinge pockets provide durability and double as a built-in pull-up assist. The Global knee is constructed of breathable lycra urethane laminate and spacer fabric. The range-of-motion hinges are slightly offset to accommodate inflamed bulbous knees.
- Global Knee Pain
- Bi-Compartmental OA
- Tri-Compartmental OA
Take two measurements.
Measure the circumference of the leg at the calf and thigh.
Size Calf Circumference Thigh Circumference
X- Small 11″ – 13″ 15″ – 17″
Small 12.5″ – 13.5″ 16″ – 18″
Medium 13.5″ – 15.5″ 17.5″ – 19.5″
Large 14.5″ – 16.5″ 18.5″ – 20.5″
X Large 16.5″ – 19″ 19.5″ – 22″
2X Large 18″ – 20.5″ 20.5″ – 23″
3X Large 19″ – 22″ 24″ – 27″
Ice packs are an effective treatment option for knee osteoarthritis for several reasons. Ice will decrease swelling in the knee. Also, cold therapy will slow the release of chemicals within the body that cause pain and inflammation. Cold also reduces that ability of nerve endings to conduct pain impulses. Ice will also limit the ability of muscles to reduce spasms.
An ice pack wrap is an effective means of delivering cold therapy to an arthritic knee.
Walking can hurt. However, it doesn’t cost much, can be done most places, and can be quite helpful. Walking allows the knee to move through a normal range of motion with low impact on joints. You only need time and effort to go for a walk – this can also help you lose weight. Your knee arthritis isn’t going to get better by itself.
Walk on an even surface like a track or treadmill. Shopping malls provide stable walking conditions, as well as heat or air conditioning. Increase your distance or time as your knee grows stronger. One step a t a time….