Functional Braces used after a knee injury to support the knee while it heals. Functional braces are designed to reduce knee instability and may also reduce the risk of injuring other parts of the knee. There are specific functional knee braces to be worn after MCL, ACL, PCL, LCL or combination injuries. Each brace works to apply forces to support the affected ligament. When worn as part of a knee rehabilitation program, functional braces can benefit people recovering from knee injuries or knee surgery.
Functional knee braces are often given to an individual following a hyperextension of the knee. They allow an individual to return to athletic activity with a reduced risk of re-injuring the knee. They are often marketed as knee braces for individuals returning from injury and for those athletes with knee instability. Functional knee braces are available in custom sizes and pre-sized models. They are made of plastic and foam and are strapped around the thigh and calf muscles. They are often made in a hinge model, which allows for controlled movement of the knee.
Tynor Functional Knee Support is an anterior opening device, which offers the advantage of controlled compression around the knee and a rigid lateral support and immobilization. It allows normal flexion and free movement of the knee joint.
Anterio Open able
Perfect lateral splinting.
Tynor Functional Knee Support Features
Bi axial heavy duty aluminum hinge
Mimics the natural knee joint
Ensures full weight bearing.
Allows free flexion movement
Four way stretchable fabric
Controlled and comfortable compression
No vaso constriction
Open patella design
Release patellar pressure
Hold the patella in position
Can be used for Patellofemoral diseases
Wrap design with anterior closing
Easy application and removal on swollen or asymmetric knees
Easy application and removal for weak or geriatric patients.
Allows customized compression
Offers flexibility in sizing
22 Knee Immobilizer limits knee movement. It is used after an injury or surgery to help the knee, muscles, or tendons heal. A knee injury can be a painful and scary experience. It may notice that knee pain can limit the ability to walk, work, and participate fully in recreational activity. It may require physical therapy to help improve range of motion and strength and decrease pain after a knee injury.
A knee immobilizer is a brace that does exactly what its name implies:
- It immobilizes the knee joint and prevents it from moving.
- It is a long cloth brace that extends the length of the shin and thigh. There are metal support struts on the inside and outside part of the brace. Velcro straps hold the knee immobilizer in place.
- Suffer from a fracture of the patella or upper shin bone, a knee immobilizer may be used to help keep things in place during healing.