Thursday, May 26, 2022

Knee Orthosis replies

Mark Raabe

Dear Colleagues,
Sorry it has taken so long for this summary of responses!!
Below is the original question followed by a score sheet!

Have a pt./client whom requires M/L support as well as a lateral patella
tracking problem.
The requirement for M/L stability is one that dictates side joints rather
than just stays.
The patella tracking problem is one that I would ideally like to treat with
dynamic control rather than static.
Can anyone suggest an orthosis that is commercially available that offers
this combination of support?
Will compile answers and post.
Thanking you all in advance…

The Breg PTO – 13
The G11 with sleeve – 3
Donjoy Hinged Air – 2
Lennox Hill / Isports / Deroyal – 1

Needless to say I have ended up with the Breg, although I did try to
purchase the Donjoy first as I preferred the more rigid and align able
joints – but no stock!! So we have fitted the PTO, with air-mesh material,
which leads me to another question.
Who out there has experienced fitting problems with this new air-mesh
concept that is being introduced by a few manufacturers? It seems to me that
this material lacks the elasticity of others and therefore suffers when it
comes to conformity. Would be interested in other opinions…
Mark Raabe
OrthoSynergy Pty. Ltd.
PO Box 3183
Kirrawee D.C. NSW 2232
Australia
Ph:+61 2 9545 4411
Fx:+61 2 9225 9263
[email protected]

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