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Knee Braces


Knee Braces are worn to support an injured or painful knee joint, they can also be worn to prevent a potential injury. There are many different types of knee braces which cater for different levels of support, the need for medial/lateral (side to side) support or whether the joint needs offloading.

What are the indications for use of a knee brace?

There are many indications for using a knee brace. These include:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a knee brace please contact us to discuss.

What conditions is a knee brace often used for?

Knee braces are used for a variety of conditions including:


This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a knee brace please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of a knee brace?

There are many benefits that come from using a knee brace. These include:


There are many benefits using knee braces to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive a knee brace?

The process to receive knee brace would be:


There are many different knee braces available to our patients depending on the individual’s needs. They will also complete an assessment which will look specifically at how you walk, the range of motion and muscle power at your knee joint. Your orthotist will also take a number of measurements to ensure the device selected will correctly fit you. Once a device has been chosen it will be adjusted to fit you to ensure maximum comfort and support.


Agilium Freestep

The Agilium Freestep is an offloading knee brace specifically designed to offer relief from knee osteoarthritis. This device is a great alternative to standard osteoarthritis knee braces and it fit inside normal footwear. Consequently the knee is freer to move and is not restricted by a bulky brace. The Agilium Freestep works by changing the way the knee is loaded therefore reducing the impact upon the cartilage affected. The device also aims to help delay surgery and in some cases can reduce the need for prescription drugs.

What are the indications for use of an Agilium Freestep?

The main indication for using an Agilium Freestep is:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a Agilium Freestep please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are the Agilium Freestep often used for?

The Agilium Freestep is most commonly used for the condition of knee osteoarthritis or to hep control developing knee deformities.

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a Agilium Freestep please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of Agilium Freestep?

There are many benefits that come from using an Agilium Freestep. These include:


There are many benefits using an Agilium Freestep to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive a Agilium Freestep?

The process to receive an Agilium Freestep would be:


The Agilium Freestep is available in 4 different sizes with the possibility of further specific adjustments within each size. In order to select the correct size of brace your orthotist will take a series of measurements including ankle height and foot size. Your orthotist will then help to fit the correct size by making adaptations such as adjusting the distance of the joint to the ankle, adding an insole if required or adjusting the correction strength to your requirements. Once these changes have been made your orthotist will check that you are able to don and doff the device correctly and will ensure you are happy with how to use the device.


CTi Brace

CTi knee braces are carbon fibre braces designed for everything from postoperative care to defence against potential injuries. The brace offers stability when participating in high risk sports and activities. Originally designed with motocross riders in mind CTi braces are now worn by adventure sports enthusiasts all over the world.

What are the indications for use of a CTi Brace?

There are many indications for using a CTi Brace. These include:

  • Instability of the knee joint
  • Low, medium and high impact activities

  • If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a CTi Brace please contact us to discuss.

    What conditions are CTi Brace often used for?

    Reasons for providing offloading insoles include:


    This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a CTi Brace please contact us to discuss.

    What are the benefits of CTi Brace?

    There are many benefits that come from using a CTi Brace. These include:


    There are many benefits using an CTi Brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.

    What is the process to be receive a CTi Brace?

    The process to receive a CTi Brace would be:


    CTi Braces are available in both custom and premade form depending on your knees and sizing requirements. In order to select the best brace for your needs you will have a discussion with your orthotist, they will provide information on all suitable types of CTi Brace available. Following this a number of different measurements will be taken and the correct brace will be selected. On delivery of the brace your orthotist will be able to make a number of modifications to your brace to ensure maximum comfort is offered.


    Levitation Knee Brace

    The Levitation knee brace is a revolutionary knee brace which not only supports the knee joint but is also designed to augment strength and enhance mobility. It achieves this via the spring loaded hinges on either side of the knee. The Levitation stores energy as the knee is bent and then releases the energy as the knee is straightened. Both the range of motion and the amount of force expelled by the brace can be adjusted to suit your needs.

    What are the indications for use of a Levitation knee brace?

    There are many indications for using a Levitation knee brace. These include:


    If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a Levitation knee brace please contact us to discuss.

    What conditions are Levitation knee braces often used for?

    Reasons for providing offloading insoles include:


    This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a Levitation knee brace please contact us to discuss.

    What are the benefits of Levitation Knee Brace?

    There are many benefits that come from using a Levitation knee brace. These include:


    There are many benefits using an Levitation knee brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.

    What is the process to be receive a Levitation Knee Brace?

    The process to receive a Levitation knee brace would be:


    To ensure you receive the correctly sized Levitation knee brace your orthotist will undertake an assessment observing your walking pattern and your range of movement in your joints. The Levitation knee brace comes in a variety of sizes and can be adjusted within those sizes to make a personalised fit. Your orthotist will take a series of measurements and will match these up with the appropriate size. Once received your orthotist will adjust the device to create the perfect fit for yourself.


    Osteoarthritis (OA) Knee Braces

    The use of a knee brace for those with osteoarthritis can help to reduce pain and increase mobility. There are a variety of OA knee braces which can support you from early diagnosis where you may just require a light level of support or more advance stage of OA where you may require a brace to actively offload your knee joint.

    Which stages of knee OA can a brace be used for?

    Knee OA braces can be used for all stages of knee Osteoarthritis.

    What are the benefits of an OA knee brace?

    There are many benefits that come from using an OA knee brace. These include:


    There are many benefits using an OA knee brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.

    What types of OA Knee braces are available?

    Types of OA Knee Braces that may be used include:


    Unloader One OTS Knee Brace

    The Unloader One OTS Knee Brace is designed for mild to severe unicompartmental (one side) osteoarthritis. This brace uses both vertical struts with dynamic strapping to create an unloading moment around the knee joint. The use of dynamic strapping enables the user to adjust the knee brace throughout the day tightening and loosening depending on pain levels.

    DonJoy OA FULLFORCE Knee Brace

    The DonJoy OA FULLFORCE Knee Brace is a lightweight, low profile offloading knee brace. It is designed to provide offloading of the affected side of the knee whilst reducing pain and ligament strain.

    What is the process to be receive an OA knee brace?

    The process to receive an OA Knee Brace would be:


    The majority of OA knee braces are pre made therefore to ensure you receive the correct brace your orthotist will need to undertake a full assessment of your knee. This will include observing how you walk, your current pain levels, your activity levels and your range of movement at your knee joint. Your orthotist will also take a series of measurements. Using this information your orthotist will select the correct device for your needs. On fitting of your device your orthotist will make any final adjustments to ensure your brace is as comfortable as possible.


    Protective Knee Braces

    A protective knee brace can be used following an injury to prevent further damage when returning to activity, or during sports and activities that may involve high impact and damage to the ligaments of the knee.

    What are the indications for use of a protective knee brace?

    There are many indications for using a protective knee brace. These include:


    If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a protective knee brace please contact us to discuss.

    What conditions are protective knee braces often used for?

    Protective knee braces can be used by anyone who feels their activity could cause excessive stress upon their knee joint. However some conditions would benefit specifically from being supported with a protective knee brace including.


    This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a protective knee brace please contact us to discuss.

    What are the benefits of protective knee brace?

    There are many benefits that come from using a protective knee brace. These include:


    There are many benefits using a protective knee brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.

    What types of protective knee braces are available?

    Protective knee braces which may be used include:

  • CTi Custom Pro Sport Knee Brace
  • DonJoy Impact Guard
  • CTi Custom Pro Sport Knee Brace

    The Custom Pro Sport Knee Brace is a carbon fibre brace which is made bespoke to your measurements and requirements. The brace aims to provide maximum protection against injury using a carbon composite rigid frame combined with a “motocross kit” which includes protective casing and a patella cap.

    DonJoy Impact Guard

    The DonJoy Impact Guard is designed to provide protection to the knee and shin using a construction of rigid plastic and shock absorbing inner foam. The device is compatible with all DonJoy rigid knee braces making it ideal for those wanting to return or to continue to take part in high impact activities.

    What is the process to be receive a protective knee brace?

    The process to receive a protective knee brace would be:


    Due to the wide range of protective knee braces available your orthotist will discuss with you suitable options taking into consideration your injury history, the activities and sports you participate in and the level of protection you require. Using the information gathered your orthotist will be able to advise on whether you should use a soft or rigid brace and whether a premade brace will be suitable or whether you require the specificity of a bespoke brace.


    Range Of Motion Control Knee Braces

    Range of motion control knee braces are able to control extension and flexion of the knee by the use of range of motion limiters and locks.

    What are the indications for use of a range of motion control knee braces?

    There are many indications for using range of motion control knee braces. These include:

    Any injury or surgery which requires a limitation on the amount of bending of the knee

    If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a range of motion control knee braces please contact us to discuss.

    What conditions are range of motion control knee braces often used for?

    Range of motion control knee braces are often used for the following conditions:


    This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a range of motion knee brace please contact us to discuss.

    What are the benefits of range of motion control knee braces?

    There are many benefits that come from using a range of motion control knee braces. These include:


    There are many benefits using a range of motion control knee braces to find out more please contact us to discuss.

    What types of range of motion control knee braces are available?

    Types of range of motion control knee braces that may be used include:


    Donjoy TROM Advance Cool Post Operative Knee Brace

    This brace offers locking capabilities and range of motion control suitable for patients who have a range of different rehabilitation needs. The unique combination of fabrics results in a cool environment for you to continue activities comfortably.

    EZ ROM

    The EZ ROM is a lightweight brace with a low profile hinge system designed for postoperative rehabilitation. The device is easily adjustable enabling the range of motion to be controlled appropriately throughout the rehabilitation process. The EZ ROM is available in different lengths and either cool or full wrap depending on your preference.

    What is the process to be recieve a range of motion control knee braces?

    The process to receive an range of motion control knee brace would be:


    Due to the variety of knee braces available your orthotist will first have to assess you to establish your specific requirements. This will look at your diagnosis, your rehabilitation goals as well as taking measurements. Using the information gathered your orthotist will be able to recommend the most suitable brace for you. Once selected your orthotist will provide you with information regarding wear and adjustment of the brace.


    Rebound PCL Knee Brace

    The Rebound PCL knee brace is designed for the rehabilitation of the posterior cruciate ligament ruptures (PCL). It is designed to apply dynamic forces and increase the load upon the tibia as the knee flexes consequently reducing the load upon the PCL.

    When can a Rebound PCL be used?

    A Rebound PCL knee brace can be used by any patient who has suffered a posterior cruciate ligament rupture. It can be used during non surgical rehabilitation or post surgery where a reconstruction has taken place.

    If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a Rebound PCL please contact us to discuss.

    What are the benefits of Rebound PCL?

    There are many benefits that come from using a Rebound PCL. These include:


    There are many benefits using a Rebound PCL to find out more please contact us to discuss.

    What is the process to be receive a Rebound PCL?

    The process to receive a Rebound PCL would be:


    The Rebound PCL is available in three sizes (small, medium and large) within these sizes there is a large amount of adjustment. Your orthotist will take a series of measurements to ensure the correct brace is selected. On fitting of your device your orthotist will make any adjustments to ensure the brace supports your knee in the most optimal positioning.


    Rehabilitation Knee Brace

    Rehabilitation knee braces are used to support the knee joint following injury, most commonly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and medial collateral ligament damage (MCL). These braces can be used as a conservative treatment method or as part of rehabilitation following reconstructive surgery. Opposing forces are used in combination with an adjustable range of motion joint to hold the leg in an appropriate position and alleviate additional stress upon the affected ligaments.

    What are the indications for use of a rehabilitation knee brace?

    There are many indications for using a rehabilitation knee brace. These include:


    If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a rehabilitation knee brace please contact us to discuss.

    What conditions are rehabilitation knee braces often used for?

    Rehabilitation knee braces are often used for the following conditions:


    This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a rehabilitation knee brace please contact us to discuss.

    What are the benefits of rehabilitation knee braces?

    There are many benefits that come from using a rehabilitation knee brace. These include:


    There are many benefits using a rehabilitation knee brace to find out more please contact us to discuss.

    What types of rehabilitation knee braces are available?

    Types of rehabilitation knee braces that may be used include:


    Ossur Rebound ACL

    The Ossur Rebound ACL brace has been designed to be used in the rehabilitation (either pre or post surgery) of anterior cruciate ligament ruptures. The brace applies forces upon the thigh and the lower leg which then reduce the forces upon the knee. The Rebound ACL brace uses a dynamic tension system which allows your orthotist to make adjustments to the support provided by the brace. The hinge can also be controlled if the range of motion needs to be limited.

    Brace Orthopaedics Jack PCL

    The Brace ORthopaedics Jack PCL brace is a rehabilitation brace for injuries to the posterior cruciate ligament or the medial collateral ligament. The forces applied through the brace are easily adjustable enabling the brace to work with you through your rehabilitation programme. The range of motion allowed by the brace can also be adjusted to ensure the brace is customised to your needs.

    What is the process to be receive a rehabilitation knee brace?

    The process to receive a rehabilitation knee brace would be:


    If you have suffered a ligament injury to your knee our orthotists will be able to help provide the most appropriate device for your rehabilitation. Our orthotists will complete an assessment and take a series of measurements to help select the best device for your needs. Once selected our orthotist will make the relevant adjustments and will ensure the brace is comfortable for you to wear. They will also provide information and guidance about wearing time of the brace.

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