Knee Braces ACL, PCL, MCL and Arthritis Unloader Knee Braces
Custom fitted knee braces allow patients to maintain or improve their functioning with less pain and less chance of reinjury or progression of their condition. When you are seeking a custom knee brace in Toronto, our team is available to help you. We offer a variety of sports therapy in Toronto, assisting people with a wide array of services. Furthermore, you can come to our sports clinic in Toronto to receive selections like these braces to help you get back out there.
Knee Braces ACL, PCL and Arthritis Unloader Knee Braces
Custom made braces for ACL and PCL ligament tears, as well as osteoarthritis of the knee, have made a significant contribution to the treatment of ligament tears and arthritis of the knee. We can provide you with these selections at our sports clinic in Toronto. From a timely and accurate diagnosis to fitting your custom knee brace in Toronto, as well as teaching you how to wear your knee brace, the entire process can be accomplished during one appointment. Wearing a brace is an excellent decision when paired with our sports therapy in Toronto.
Anterior and posterior cruciate ligament tears: (ACL and PCL tears)
Anterior or posterior cruciate ligament knee ligament tears can hamper an athlete's ability to pivot through the knee without causing further knee damage and therefore hamper their ability to return to sports.
A derotation knee brace along with a comprehensive program of therapy and at times surgery are the standard of treatment for these knee ligament tears.
Custom made knee braces for ACL or PCL knee ligament tears can be arranged within a few days at our centre. They are available from various manufacturers such as Ossur, Donjoy CTi and Breg come in a multitude of colours and additional options.
Arthritis Unloading Knee Braces.
Osteoarthritis is present in at least 50% of people above 50 years of age. It is more prevalent in patients who were previously highly active in sports and who have suffered significant injuries to their knees including previous ACL, PCL knee ligament injuries, meniscal injuries and cartilage contusions. These knee braces are not just for athletes but for anyone with arthritis of the knee who wants to maintain or improve the function of their knee.
Along with proper rehabilitation, cartilage supplements, anti-inflammatory medication and viscosupplementation, medial or lateral compartment arthritis of the knee may respond very well to a custom made osteoarthritis unloading knee brace. Such knee braces may allow an athlete to maintain their level of function without pain. Osteoarthritis unloading braces are also helpful in those individuals who want to preserve their knee joint function and delay the need for knee joint replacement.
Custom made arthritis knee braces come in various models to suit a wide range of needs. These knee braces can function as ACL or PCL derotation knee braces as well - a combination which is not that uncommon. Arthritis knee braces make a significant impact on the functional ability of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Keeping active despite arthritis of the knee with an arthritis unloading knee brace not only keeps the knee healthy but maintains general and cardiovascular health and functional ability.
The cost for ACL, PCL and osteoarthritis derotation knee braces is usually covered by extended health benefits. The turnaround time for these braces is quite fast - about one week. If you have a prescription and clear cut diagnosis from your medical practitioner you only need to come in for a fitting session. If you are unsure if you would benefit from one of these knee braces or need a detailed prescription for your extended health plan we would be happy to provide a detailed medical assessment of your condition and a letter outlining the medical necessity of the appropriate knee brace. Fitting for such braces is done on site and can be done on the same day of your initial assessment if you so desire. For those without a previous clear cut diagnosis and x-rays, investigations may have to be ordered first in order to determine the optimal custom brace prescription.
Off the Shelf ACL Derotation and Arthritis Unloading Braces
Off the shelf knee braces for knee ligament tears and osteoarthritis are also available at a significantly reduced cost for those patients who are not covered for custom made bracing.