Drytex Adjustable Patella Doughnut Knee SupportDrytex® Adjustable Patella Doughnut Knee Support

Introduction


The Drytex Adjustable Patella Donut is a neoprene alternative, constructed of a unique nylon core and polyester Lycra Fabric that allows for improved airflow. A trimable full-circumference donut provides for patellar control. Ideal for patients who have neoprene based allergies or irritations.

Indications


• Chondromalacia
• Patellar tracking abnormalities
• Patella tendonitis
• Rehab post ACL reconstruction

Information on Ordering


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

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.

Before you choose from the drop down list write down your patient's size.

x=1=XS=33-39 cm
x=2=S=39-47 cm
x=3=M=47-53 cm
x=4=L=53-60 cm
x=5=XL=60-67 cm
x=6=XXL=67-75 cm

Tip on the use of drop down menus: After you have chosen, click off the menu and unbold the choice before you roll your mouse wheel because you might inadvertantly change your choice with the roll of the wheel.

Innovations


• Trimmable tubular donut for desired direction of patella control
• Durable, lightweight, breathable fabric
• Alternative to neoprene

ACL Reconstruction



OrthopaedicsAndTrauma.com asked John Hardy when he used this type of knee support. John Hardy is a Consultant Knee Surgeon in London's most advanced Private Clinic in the UK.

He told OrthopaedicsandTrauma.com who distinguish between supports and braces on thier web pages: "You are correct in calling this and the Rotulax type products a support rather than a brace. There are no real bracing parts in this type of sleeve. This is important as they can be used on return to contact sports. I use these supports in patients after the healing phase of ACL Reconstruction during their 6 month rehabilitation and after when they have returned to contact competitive sport. I will use the ligament knee braces when the patient is returning to non contact sports". This support is particularly useful in the very active patient with the big knee cap because the patella opening is large enough and this helps to prevent the brace slipping down the leg during sport. (Beynnon BD, Good L, Risberg MA. The effect of bracing on proprioception of knees with anterior cruciate ligament injury. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2002 Jan;32(1):11-5.). 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.