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What is a Knee Immobilizer?

As the name states, a knee immobilizer immobilizes and stabilizes the knee area after an injury or surgery. It limits knee movement, prevents it from bending, and helps in the healing process. Knee stabilizers treat conditions like strains, sprains, ligament injuries, and inflammation of the knee. Leg immobilizers usually begin about at mid-thigh and end about mid-shin. Immobilizer Knee Brace is secured in place with a series of Velcro straps allowing for maximum restrictive movement of the knee.

At Rehab Store, we have wide varieties of knee stabilizers that facilitate faster healing from knee injuries and surgeries. A variety of styles can be found here, including cut-away knee stabilizersthat can be trimmed for customized fit and tri-panel knee immobilizers that offer durability, resiliency, and long life.

When to use Knee Immobilizing Brace?

A knee immobilizing brace is typically used after an injury or surgery to restrict the movement of the knee joint and help it heal properly. Here are some common reasons why a knee immobilizing brace may be recommended:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Significant osteochondral fracture
  • Ligament sprains
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Post-surgery of knee
  • Knee injuries
  • Patellofemoral stress syndrome
  • ACL sprain or tear
  • Knee meniscus injury

What does a Knee Stabilizer do?

  • Accelerates healing

    Knee braces strongly hold the injured knee against any form of motion, thus aiding quick recovery from injuries, fractures, and surgeries.
  • Prevents knee pain

    As the knee becomes immobilized, the amount of pain emanating from the injury also gets reduced. Moreover, the device is made of soft and soothing material that helps relieve your knee pain.
  • Corrects knee alignment

    The knee immobilizers are designed to constantly hold back the injured knee to its natural position. Additionally, it helps lessen the external pressure applied in the affected area, which prevents excessive tearing of the knee joint.

How to put on a Knee Immobilizer?

  • Place the knee brace on a flat elevated surface and open the Velcro straps. Note that the device is to be worn beginning from the thigh slightly above the knee to the area slightly below the knee.
  • Lift the user’s leg and allow it to rest on top of the opened brace, keeping the leg straight. Adjust the brace under your leg to ensure the patellar opening is in line with the kneecap.
  • Wrap up the closure straps over the knee and fasten them to fit perfectly. Ensure a snug fit so that it does not slip off when the patient stands up.
  • Stand up and walk while wearing the knee immobilizer brace to assess the fit.

Knee Stabilizer Buying Guide

  1. Size

    Before buying a knee immobilizer, measure your leg and knees to get the right dimensions that the brace would cover. It should be of the right size to get the right effect. It should not be too tight or too loose.
  2. Material

    Buy a product made of top-quality material and ensure that the material is breathable and easily absorbs sweat to leave your skin dry. Low-quality material can cause irritation and injury to the user. Furthermore, the quality of the material contributes to the product's durability.
  3. Level of Support

    There are many knee brace, some designed for mild to serious knee injuries, while others are specially designed for post-surgery support. So you need to know what level of support your condition requires before you choose the product.
  4. Weight

    Choose a lightweight knee immobilizer that is comfortable to wear for a prolonged period. It should be designed in such a way that you can easily wear it underneath your clothing.
  5. Ease of use

    It is important that the leg immobilizer is easy to put on and off.
  6. Versatility

    It would be good to buy a knee immobilizer that fits both the right and left knee.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long to wear knee immobilizer?

If your fractured kneecap does not require surgery, your physician will likely immobilize your leg with a knee immobilizer for four to six weeks. This will allow your fractured kneecap to heal.

2. Can you walk with a knee stabilizer without crutches?

No, you need to use support while walking with a knee immobilizing brace because using crutches while wearing a knee immobilizer can help take some of the weight off your injured leg and help you move around more comfortably. The knee immobilizer is not intended to bear your weight or provide support for your body.

3. Can you bend your knee in a knee stabilizer brace?

The brace will allow your knee to bend only the specified amount. You shouldn't change the range of motion or unlock the brace unless your doctor tells you to. The post-op knee immobilizer is a non-functional brace.

Where to buy Best Knee Immobilizers online?

Rehab store is committed to providing you with everything you need for rehab and getting back to normalcy. We have top-quality knee immobilizer braces from top vendors like Breg, DJO, Ossur/Royce Medical, and many more. Place your order today!

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