Stabilizer Knee Brace

$189.99

Of all the types of knee braces, this knee stabilizer brace is designed for those who have had a stroke, weakness or nerve damage that requires stabilization of the knee and patella. It is proven in a clinical trial to help prevent hyperextension and side to side motion to help restore muscle activity by assisting in rehabilitation like gait training. It is very supportive, effective, well made and easy to use.

Compare with other types of knee braces, this has scientific evidence to back it up. The knee brace provides good stabilization, allowing an early return to rehabilitation, thus promoting better outcomes. The material is comfortable and soft, yet supportive. It uses a special material designed to help prevent heat build up as well as maintaining body heat, depending on the temperature.

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Stabilizer Knee Brace For Stroke Recovery, Nerve Problems & Disc Herniation

Of all the types of knee braces, this knee stabilizer brace is designed for those who have had a stroke, weakness or nerve damage that requires stabilization of the knee and patella. It is proven in a clinical trial to help prevent hyperextension and side to side motion to help restore muscle activity by assisting in rehabilitation like gait training. It is very supportive, effective, well made and easy to use.

Walking can be a challenge when there is nerve damage that weakens muscles. As a result of peripheral nerve damage, stroke or a disc herniation, weakness of the leg muscles can cause knee instability and unwanted overextension. The stabilizer knee brace helps with stability, prevention of knee hyperextension, allows good sensation as it covers a large area for proprioception, is soft and easy to put on, and is made of material that is comfortable as well as temperature regulating.

Measuring:

stabilizer knee brace

Measure from mid patella. A is lower & B is upper.

Often used for after stroke, where patients may experience decreased strength, balance problems and gait difficulties. This puts these patients at risk for fall related injuries. Knee hyperextension (going back) is often a problem with retracted or spastic muscles, as with the quadriceps or ankle plantar flexors combined with weak hamstrings. This increases the weight bearing duration of the stance phase, making it difficult to have a symmetrical gait. Furthermore, due to stress of the tendons and ligaments in the back of the knee, this can be a painful condition. The knee stabilizer brace helps with this problem. This condition may also arise from lumbar disc herniation and or trauma to a peripheral nerve. The German design and quality is superb as would be expected in the genu neurexa that has an outstanding reputation with health care professionals world wide.

stabilizing knee brace

A 2013 study published in the journal Gait & Posture evaluated this brace in post stroke patients using 3D computational gait analysis and dynamic EMG. They found it prevents knee hyperextension and increases knee flexion in swing, improves balance control and functional measures, as well as reduced the risk of falling.

Compare with other types of knee braces, this has scientific evidence to back it up. The knee brace provides good stabilization, allowing an early return to rehabilitation, thus promoting better outcomes. The material is comfortable and soft, yet supportive. It uses a special material designed to help prevent heat build up as well as maintaining body heat, depending on the temperature. It is worn directly on the skin and not over clothes. Increased comfort and ease of use promotes better compliance, and it is machine washable.

Stabilizer Knee Brace Benefits

The brace stabilizes the knee and patella, thus increasing collateral and hyperextension stability using bilateral, lockable splints or stabilizers made of aluminum and crossed, inelastic strapping system and a large coverage area for exceptional mechanical stability. It has a positive effect on the sensorimotor system by stimulating proprioceptors. The stabilizer knee brace provides great knee control for motion and gait training and transfers. Pain relief may be obtained as it helps prevent non-voluntary knee motions in lateral and posterior planes.

knee brace for weak muscles

Post stroke patients often suffer from decrease in strength, loss of balance and gait asymmetry. Accordingly, these patients are at high risk for falls and fall-related injury. The presence of spastic or retracted muscles, e.g. the ankle plantar flexors or the quadriceps in combination with hamstrings weakness causes knee hyperextension, which increases the stance phase duration and makes it difficult to achieve symmetrical gait. Additionally, this gait disorder can be painful as a result of stress to the ligaments and tendons at the posterior aspect of the knee.

The stabilizer knee brace can be put on without opening it, partly or entirely open – its what works best for you or the individual assisting you. It is quite soft and the temperature regulating material helps prevent undue heat build up, as it is designed to be worn directly on the skin for extended periods – even during gait training. Patient compliance is increased as it does not have to be continuously taken on and off.

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Dr. Steve has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant, in Physiological Therapeutics, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy, and specialized further in Myofascial Release Techniques. No longer in active practice, he authors articles for NeckSolutions and works with special products for ALS patients as well as other neuromuscular conditions.