What is Knee Osteoarthritis?

Knee Osteoarthritis is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of in the knee joint. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a "cushion" between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis. Among the over 100 different types of arthritis conditions, osteoarthritis is the most common, affecting about 4% of the population in the Nordic countries. Knee Osteoarthritis begins in the 4th decade, increasing in prevalence with age. It affects women at a younger age and has greater prevalence than men.

How Bracing Works

Knee osteoarthritis patients often cannot perform activities of daily living, work and sports. By using a knee brace, the patient can experience condylar separation in degenerative knee compartments and thereby reduce pain. 3 point load shifts compressive knee joint forces from the degenerative compartment to the healthy compartment Generally fall into designs that either push or pull the knee center.

Degenerative compartment: 
Medial / Lateral

Side of knee pushed:          

BioSkin® Patella Stabilizer

The BioSkin Patella Stabilizer gives excellent compression to control swelling and decrease pain.

Indications for Use

  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Mild sprains
  • Patella maltracking

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