Surround Patella StrapSurround® Patella Strap

Introduction


The Procare Surround Patella Strap incorporates a patented system of applying a concentrated force on the patella tendon.

It is prescribed for some cases of anterior knee pain by applying pressure to the patella tendon.The primary body of the strap is soft, latex free nylon/foam laminate with contact closures.

Floam™, a unique material incorporated in the support, provides uniform compression and a customised fit while prohibiting pressure from being displaced to bony prominences.

The unique cylindrical Floam™ bladder is encased inside the body of the primary patella strap and may be adjusted for compression.

Indications


Try it for Hoffa's Posterior Fat Pad Syndrome (as in the image on the left), Patella Tendonitis, Patella Tendonosis, Chondromalacia Patellae, Osgood Schlatters and on occasions patients with Torn Ligamantum Mucosum.

Information on Ordering


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

Choose the right size by asking the patient to stand in the schuss position. Measure the circumference of the knee below the patella in the mid point of the patella tendon.

Before you choose from the drop down menu write down your patient's size after you have made the measure stated below:

XS = less than 25 cm
S = 26-31 cm
M = 32-38 cm
L = 39-44 cm
XL = 45 plus cm

Innovations


• Soft latex free material
• Easy contact closure strap
• Encased Floam™ bladder for uniform pressure and therefore comfort (better compliance than the cheaper straps available on other sites).

Anterior Knee Pain



Physiotherapy London is the term patients search when seeking advice on anterior knee pain. Therefore, OrthopaedicsAndTrauma.com asked Miss Rebecca Garrod a Physiotherapist in London at Physio comes to You her opinion on the indications for this patella tendon strap for the athletes she looks after. Rebecca has looks after both professional and amateur sportsmen and women.

Rebecca told OrthopaedicsandTrauma.com that "anterior knee pain is an umbrella term and not a diagnosis. One should try and reach the diagnosis through history and examination before offering treatment even if this means an MRI first".

She said: "This Surround Patella Strap really fits the gap of treatment options in the patient with well localised anterior knee pain, localised tenderness joint line tenderness, a normal MRI scan but the clinical suspicion of posterior Hoffa's fat pad syndrome. If there is damage to the chondral surface from Hoffa's impingment already (as in the arthroscopic image above) then keyhole surgery is indicated".

She explained: " When the MRI is normal and no chondral surface damage is yet evident (arthroscopic image middle) I find that a combination of patella taping and the Procare Surround® Patella Strap seems to work best in this condition".

Rebecca said: "However, a proportion of patients cannot get on with patella taping due to an allergy or inflammation of the skin from the tape. If the tape is acceptable then I ask patient to try it for at least six weeks before review. If taping cannot be used I try this Surround Patella Strap on its own or the Drytex Lateral "J" Knee Support as an alternative".

She said "In the patients with benefit while the tape is on but relapse without it I then I tend to refer patient to a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for arthroscopy and excision of the synovial tag which by then is often too large to receive benefit from tape or the Surround Patell Strap. With a patient suffering persistent Hoffa's posterior fat pad syndrome, as seen on the image above, arthroscopic decompression is well tolerated when modern keyhole techniques are used. In well chosen individuals who have not yet suffered degenerat change keyhole surgery effects a cure of anterior knee pain. Unfortunately, late presentation of the patient means that some of the posterior tongues of the fat pad can cause as much high pressure damage to the hyaline articular cartilage as a meniscal tear."