Northern Alberta Prosthetic & Orthotic Services Ltd. offers knee braces for daily activities, as well as athletic knee braces.
The two main causes for a custom knee brace are osteo-arthritis and ligament injury, or a combination of both. Your knees take a lot of wear and tear depending on your occupation, athleticism and daily activities. You may need unloading of one area of your knee or you may need support and protection against a certain movement. Custom knee orthothes can provide both off-loading support as well as guard against painful movements.
Bones: Femur, Tibia, Fibula, Patella
4 Major ligaments:
Stabilize knee to protect against moving through uncontrolled motions
Stabilize and prevent side to side motion of the knee
Stabilize and prevent front to back motion at the knee joint
What is osteoarthritis?
|Degeneration (wear and tear) of the cartilage that covers joint surfaces.|
|What causes Osteoarthritis?|
Picture shows Medial joint OA, Varus deformity.