Knee Braces for ACL Rehab
A hinged knee brace is the best option for ACL injury recovery. The hinge allows flexion and extension to stabilise the joint and prevent hyper-extension, thus reducing the chance of an injury re-occurring. Removable pins allow the wearer to set the hinge, limiting the knee's range of movement and speeding recovery during the rehabilitation period. Because its Airmesh breathable construction allows air to circulate freely, it can be worn for extended periods of time. Its four-way stretch, multi-filament fabric ensures a supportive fit and comfortable cushioning.
Knee braces with spring mechanisms cushion the movement as the knee straightens. This dampens stress on the knee during the most at-risk range of motion, reduces strain on the ACL, and eliminates the rigid shock of the knee locking out. It provides protection through the full range of knee motion (0-140 degrees). In addition, simple adjustment to the hinge allows a choice of three restricted ranges of motion so you can control the level of movement required for your injury.
We also have braces with smaller and less bulky hinges that still provide optimal support and protection for unstable, injured or recovering knees, ligament sprains/tears including ACL, arthritis, during sports or daily activities. Knee braces with a patella opening ensures proper patella alignment and stabilization without compromising on motion and range of movement.
What does an ACL knee brace do?
An ACL knee brace will help to support this major ligament of the knee. Often the ACL can be injured with twisting movements and lead to a lot of pain during everyday activities. Wearing a hinged ACL knee brace can help to prevent excessive rotational movements, reducing pain and protecting the ACL from further damage. Using an ACL brace can provide enhanced stability for the knee. However, if you have sustained an ACL injury it is always best to seek advice from a Chartered Physiotherapist in order to assess the injury and provide strengthening protocols based on their findings.