What is a functional ACL brace?
Functional knee braces are designed to protect an injured ACL or ACL graft and to prevent further intra-articular damage by reducing abnormal anterior translation of the tibia with respect to the femur.
What is a functional brace used for?
Functional knee braces are intended to stabilize knees during rotational and anteroposterior forces. They offer a useful adjunct to the treatment and rehabilitation of ligamentous knee injuries.
When should you wear a functional knee brace?
Functional braces These give support to knees that have been injured in the past. Athletes often wear them after a major injury has healed. They stabilize the knee and control motion to prevent another injury.
When do you use a functional knee brace?
Functional knee braces are knee braces, which give support to knees that have already been injured. You will want to use functional knee braces after surgery to help recover and rehabilitate the ligaments inside the knee. In general, knee braces are designed to aid in the recovery of painful or injured knees.
When do you wear a functional knee brace?
Do ACL knee braces really work?
In most cases, the answer is no. No study has clearly shown that post-operative knee braces protect the healing graft after an ACL reconstruction. 1 In multiple studies, patients who have had ACL reconstruction surgery were given a knee brace and compared to patients who did not wear a knee brace.
How do you adjust a knee brace?
To Adjust Brace Placement
- Sit on a chair, couch, bed or the floor.
- Undo the Velcro straps.
- Gently pry the side bars off the thigh and leg cuffs.
- Bend your knee and re-apply the bars.
- Align the hinge with the center of the knee.
- Align the outer thigh bar with the bottom of the side hip bone (you can feel it with your fingers)
What kind of silicone is in a CTI brace?
CTi braces provide the ultimate combination of stabilization and protection of the knee joint. This truly custom-made brace uses Accutrac® hinges with extension stops to glide with the knee and breathable liners coated with bio-inert Össur® Sensil® Silicone to reduce migration and skin irritation.
How long has CTI been making knee braces?
Since 1983, CTi knee braces have been tested and trusted by professional action sports athletes around the world. With product that is “Truly Custom” and our commitment to understanding and designing product to meet the unique demands of athletes, we have established a loyalty and awareness to the brand that is unmatched.
Which is the best brace for the knee joint?
PATENTED ACCUTRAC® HINGE – Mimics the natural movement of the leg and provides protection. CTi braces are ideal for any sport that puts massive physical demands on equipment or players. CTi braces provide the ultimate combination of stabilization and protection of the knee joint.