New Renegade ACL Standard Length CalfNew Renegade™ ACL Standard Length Calf

Introduction


Renegade™ Standard Length Calf knee brace is ideal for tall patients returning to low to mid range sports-specific activity after knee injury like tennis, squash and badninton.

Indications


• ACL rupture
• ACL reconstruction for an ACL deficient knee
• Prophylaxis in all but extreme sports

Information on Ordering


How do you avoid a mistake when ordering for your patient?

First, choose the right size by marking the mid point of the patella with the patient standing in the schuss position. Measure the circumference of the thigh at 15cm above this point. Then choose the size on the drop down menu. Finally, choose the side to be braced.

x=1=XS=13 - 15.5" (33 - 39 cm)
x=2=S=15.5 - 18.5" (39 - 47 cm)
x=3=M=18.5 - 21" (47 - 53.25 cm)
x=4=L=21 - 23.5" (53.25 - 59.5 cm)
x=5=XL=23.5 - 26.5" (59.5 - 67.25 cm)
x=6=XXL=26.5 - 29.5" (67.25 - 75 cm)
x=7=XXXL=29.5 - 32" (75 - 81.25 cm)

Innovations


• Clinically proven 4 Points of Leverage™ system pioneered by DonJoy
• Ultra soft suade liners, moulded strap tabs and tapered tibia padding promotes patient comfort and fit
• Available in standard and short calf lengths
• Swooping, low profile thigh cuff for inner thigh clearance and bilateral brace use
• Available in standard and short calf lengths
• Lightweight, strong aircraft grade aluminum frame (0.08 - 0.125" thick)
• Available in 7 sizes, XS - XXXL
• 1 year warranty on frame and hinges
• 6 months warranty on softgoods

ACL Reconstruction and Return to Sport


OrthopaedicsAndTrauma.com asked John Hardy about the importance of assessing not just saggital but also rotational proprioception in athletes before return to competition. John is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at the Chelsea Clinic in London.

John said: It has been my experience over the years that graft ingrowth and maturation varies considerably between patients. Smokers, for example, seem to take much longer to heal and mature the fixation between graft and graft tunnels even with the new calcium composite grafts I use (Frosch KH, Sawallich T, Schtze G, Losch A, Walde T, Balcarek P, Konietschke F, Strmer KM. Magnetic resonance imaging analysis of the bioabsorbable Milagro interference screw for graft fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr. 2009 Oct;4(2):73-9.). This means that when an athlete has an ACL reconstruction it takes a great deal of clinical experience to assess when it is safe for the individual to return to sport. The assessment of return of rotational proprioception is as important as strength, endurance and proprioception in a saggitasl plane (Muaidi QI, Nicholson LL, Refshauge KM, Adams RD, Roe JP. Effect of anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction on proprioceptive acuity of knee rotation in the transverse plane. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Aug;37(8):1618-26.).

Reconstruction of a torn ACL is associated with a deficit in the threshold to detection of passive knee motion, and during the first year of healing the use of a knee sleeve provides improvement up to two years after surgery.