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What is a Knee Brace?
Knee braces have come a long way since their bulky rigid predecessors were the industry norm. Most modern day knee braces are beautifully constructed, extremely effective, and low-profile enough to fit under most clothing. Knee braces are designed to to achieve one or more of the following goals:
Facilitate recovery from injury
Reduce pain and swelling
Patients may require a knee brace for a variety of reasons. Knee brace selection and design depend upon each patient’s condition, anatomy, and functional goals. Eschen will work with you and your team to ensure you receive a knee brace that maximizes your performance and minimizes your pain and risk of injury. Whether you participate in competitive or recreational sports or simply enjoy being outdoors, a knee brace may be what you need to take it to the next level.
Types of Knee Braces
There are three main categories of knee braces:
Osteoarthritis knee braces, or OA braces, are designed to reduce pain and prevent the advancement of osteoarthritis. OA braces are often prescribed to prevent or delay knee replacement surgery.
Sports knee braces, or functional knee braces, are designed for sports and movement-based activities. Functional knee braces are often prescribed after an injury or surgery in order to protect the knee and optimize performance. Click here to explore Sports Knee Braces.
Post-operative knee braces are provided after knee surgery. These braces are used to control range-of-motion as patients recover from surgery.
OA Knee Bracing
Osteoarthritis, also known as “OA”, is the inflammation of a joint. OA can occur at any joint in the body, but most commonly affects joints in the hands, knees, hips and spine. OA may be the result of an injury or wear and tear over time. Common symptoms of OA include: pain, swelling, reduced range of motion and stiffness.
How Will an OA Brace Help?
Knee braces are a common and effective treatment for OA and are often prescribed as a means to prevent or delay knee replacement surgery. OA bracing is extremely effective in reducing pain and swelling and in allowing patients to resume their activities of daily living. For you, this may mean completing household chores, shopping, playing with your grandchildren, or more involved activities such as sports and traveling. Treating OA involves the coordinated care of a team of medical experts, and Eschen is proud to partner with OA specialists in the fields of orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, and manufacturing. Eschen will work with you and your team to ensure you receive an OA brace that maximizes your performance and minimizes your pain and risk of injury.
OA brace selection and design depend upon each patient’s condition, anatomy, and functional goals. In general, there are three categories of OA braces:
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For mild osteoarthritis a lightweight and elastic knee brace is ideal. These braces are optimized to relieve pain and swelling through compression. They provide the knee with a sense of warmth and support. These braces are low-profile and fit under most clothing. They are perfect for those individuals in the early stages of osteoarthritis.
For moderate osteoarthritis a soft, hinged knee brace is the perfect option. These braces give patients the ability to adjust the amount of OA relief while providing compression to control pain and swelling. Moderate OA braces also offer kneecap support to control the alignment of the kneecap and assist with kneecap control.
For severe osteoarthritis an unloading brace is required. Unloading braces often feature corrective strapping and one or two upright hinges on either side of the knee. These features are designed to apply forces that reduce pain and swelling and control alignment. For moderate to severe OA, unloading braces offer the highest degree of relief and are perfect for sports and other high-intensity activities.
Why choose Eschen?
Eschen is proud to be a global leader in prosthetic and orthotic care. As a thought leader and innovator in the field, we are able to offer an unparalleled patient experience and superior outcomes compared to other leading providers.
Effectively providing prosthetics and orthotics requires the coordinated care of a team of medical experts, and Eschen is proud to partner with experts in the fields of orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, 3D printing, and biomechanical engineering.
Unlike most orthotic and prosthetic providers who are comprised of generalists, Eschen is proud to have built a world-class team of specialists in the areas of:
At Eschen, our clinicians have dedicated their careers to providing prosthetic and orthotic care. With over 500 years of combined experience there’s nothing we haven’t seen and nothing we can’t do.
Our mission is to maximize the quality of life of our patients and provide an unparalleled patient-centered experience by mobilizing world-class clinicians, healthcare administrators, and institutional partnership in delivering top-of-the-line prosthetic and orthotic services. Our clinicians and administrators have over 500 years of combined experience. Unlike most orthotic and prosthetic providers who are comprised of generalists, Eschen is proud to have built a world-class team of specialists in the areas of: Prosthetics, Orthotics, Sports Bracing, Pediatrics and Scoliosis.