Min-Knee Hinged Knee Brace

    Item #: L1832 - Model #:    IN STOCK
    Min-Knee Hinged Knee Brace

    Features

    Medial and lateral hinge stays provide excellent support. Enclosed tubular donut buttress. Neoprene coated with 4-way stretch nylon fabric. Piping along thigh and calf areas of support to stop flexing. Tapered in back for comfortable fit. Hyperextension stops at 170°. Easy removable hinges for custom fitting.

    • Wrap around design allows for exact fit and comfort.
    • Provides mild to moderate medial and lateral support in addition to the support offered by the strapping.
    • For treatment of ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL instability, and osteoarthritis.
    • Polycentric hinge provides extension.
    • Stops of 0°, 10°, 20°, 40°, 60° and 90°.
    • Shorter knee brace design is less bulky, and therefore more patient-friendly.

    Size Chart

    Measure around the center of the knee with leg extended.
    Size Chart

    Usage

    First set the hinge to the desired flexion/extension settings (see below). Unfasten all straps and closures. Position the back with the popliteal opening and behind the knee so popliteal opening falls at the crease behind the knee. Align the medial/lateral hinges with the center of the knee joint. Wrap around the front and secure the hook and loop closure. Support should fit snug but not so tight as to restrict circulation. Hinges should be aligned with the prominent bones on each side of the knee. Secure straps beginning with the top strap. Feed straps through rings and secure.

    Hinge has optional flexion and extension settings. The caregiver should determine the correct setting for the condition. Remove hinges from pockets. Open hinge cover and remove pins. Set flexion first by moving hinge arms until an opening is seen through the desired flexion setting. Drop pins into desired setting, snapping them into place. Set both sides of the hinge (left/right) at the same degree of flexion. Set extension by moving hinge arms until an opening is seen through the desired extension setting. Drop pins into desired setting, snapping them into place. Set both sides of the hinge (left/right) to the same degree of extension. Close hinge cover. Insert hinges back into pockets.

    Care

    Fasten closures. Hand wash in cold water with mild soap. Wrap in a towel to remove excess water (do not twist or wring). Air dry away from heat. Do not tumble dry. Do not bleach.

    Caution

    Wear as recommended. Always consult a physician when encountering persistent pain, discomfort, inflammation, or swelling. Contact neoprene material with skin may cause irritation. Persons with a known susceptibility to dermatitis or with broken skin should avoid contact with neoprene. Anyone who develops skin irritation from contact with this material should discontinue its use immediately. Should not be worn by persons with phlebitis or circulatory disorders. Not recommended to be worn while sleeping.