|OA Lite Knee Braces|
The OA Lite is ideally suited to the adult with mild single compartment degenerate disease who engage in activities of daily living or have sedentary lifestyles.
To offload mild unicompartmental osteoarthritis (medial or lateral tibio femoral joint osteoarthritis)
To unload the joint post partial menesectomy and chondroplasty
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 patients indication (is the medial or lateral compartment affected) then the side and finally size before you even touch the drop down menu.
Pre-loaded removable hinge (up to 6 degrees of correction) incorporates flexion and extension control
Single upright is malleable to allow for further load adjustments and features thigh and calf paddles to mitigate hinge rotation and ensure consistent off-loading through the range of motion
Patella donut provides full circumference stabilization
Arthritis friendly easy open thigh grip, pull up loops for a snug fit with reinforced contact closure strap ends
Wraparound thigh and sleeve calf design facilitates ease of application/removal
Breath-O-Prene® fabric eliminates skin irritation and provides comfort by wicking away moisture
Low profile (0.050 thick), lightweight, MicroMesh fabric leaves skin cool and dry
FloamTM condyle pad with 100% memory for increased comfort and compliance
Included 2, 3, and 5 mm Neoprene condyle pads
Included posterior thigh and calf straps to improve brace suspension
7 sizes and 1 length (14.5)
6 month warranty on soft goods and hinge
With the rising incidence in the NHS of death and morbidity from infections even after elective procedures such as knee replacement surgery many patients now want to try all conservative methods before undertaking the risk of total joint replacement therapy.
To help you make choices for your patients OrthopaedicsandTrauma.com have reviewed the evidence that an off loading brace is effective in the treatment of symptoms from unicompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee" One of the recent small studies demonstrated that of five braces tested the Donjoy and another brand were the only braces that demonstrated effective offloading of the affected arthritis medial compartment. (The Donjoy Reference Library)
(Nadaud MC, Komistek RD, Mahfouz MR, Dennis DA, Anderle MR. In vivo three-dimensional determination of the effectiveness of the osteoarthritic knee brace: a multiple brace analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005;87 Suppl 2:114-9.)