What are knee immobilizers used for?

Knee immobilizers are removable devices that maintain stability of the knee. Knee immobilizers are typically used for injuries that benefit from immobilization but can tolerate brief periods without immobilization and thus do not require casting.

Can you bend your knee with a knee immobilizer?

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.

Is a knee immobilizer an orthotic?

Common Knee Injuries Bracing is commonly used as a form of orthotic intervention for knee injuries including: Osteoarthritis, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), and Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injuries; meniscus damage; and sprains and strains.

What does a knee compression sleeve do?

Knee sleeves provide compression and support for the knee. However, they should not limit movement in any way. These sleeves can be useful if an individual has experienced a minor injury. The compression a knee sleeve provides increases blood flow to the area to reduce pain and help reduce swelling after workouts.

How long should you wear a knee immobilizer?

Resting the knee not only decreases pain, it also helps heal the knee more quickly. Stay off the leg as much as possible the next two days. Wear the immobilizer/brace/wrap. After two to three days, gradually ease back into a normal amount of walking.

Can you wash a Breg knee brace?

Care of your Brace Your brace can be cleaned with a wash cloth and mild, soapy water. If your brace has removable pads, they should be hand-washed with mild detergent, rinsed thoroughly, and air-dried.

Are knee joint problems common in cerebral palsy?

Introduction Knee joint problems are common in cerebral palsy (CP).1Excessive knee flexion during stance phase and limited knee flexion during swing phase are two common clinical problems.1 This article discusses the causes and management of these gait deviations.

Does multilevel surgery improve quality of life in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy?

Cuomo AV, Gamradt SC, Kim CO, Pirpiris M, Gates PE, McCarthy JJ, et al. Health-related quality of life outcomes improve after multilevel surgery in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2007;27:653–7.

What is the best treatment for cerebral palsy?

1 Regular Stretching. Regular stretching will help expand range of motion and lengthen tight muscles. 2 Physical Therapy. Physical therapy will help ensure that individuals with cerebral palsy are exercising their spastic muscles. 3 Pain Medications. 4 Braces. 5 Surgery.

How to estimate muscle power in cerebral palsy?

Estimation of muscle power is difficult in CP as many children have a problem of selective control. A presence of involuntary movements and lack of coordination make it even more challenging. The muscle power can be done with manual muscle testing or handheld dynamometer.