What is the difference between neoprene and Drytex?
The Neoprene Hinged Knee Sleeve has a more compressive and warmth capabilities than Drytex. The Drytex material is an alternative to Neoprene and constructed of a unique nylon core and polyester Lycra fabric that allows for improved airflow. This fabric provides compression and support, yet allows for breathability.
What is Drytex material?
Drytex™ Material Constructed of a unique patented nylon core and polyester Lycra fabric, it allows for improved airflow while still giving ample support and compression. Perfect for patients in warm weather climates and those with neoprene allergies or irritations.
What is a patella stabilizer?
Patella stabilization is the process of solidifying the kneecap into place so that it is not at risk of displacement.
What is AJ brace for?
The primary function of J braces is to support the patella in a semi-rigid fashion via the flexible brace material and a lateral j-style strap mechanism. Besides the dynamic strapping, the c-shaped buttress of this lateral knee brace also helps the kneecap track as it should.
Do patella stabilizers work?
Regardless, many researchers have landed on the consensus that when used to treat pain in the lower knee cap area as it begins, a patellar strap can stop cartilage degeneration and help keep knees healthy longer.
What do patella knee braces do?
The general purpose of a knee brace is to support and stabilize the knee in hopes of reducing excessive movement in the joint and keep knee injuries from worsening.
Should I wear knee brace all day?
If your orthopedist recommends it, you can wear your brace all day. However, improper use of a knee brace can worsen your pain or cause further damage to the knee. If you are using a brace that immobilizes your knee, the joint can weaken.
What type of knee brace is best for osteoarthritis?
Unloader or offloader braces are the most common type used by people who have arthritis of the knee because they reduce pressure on key areas. The most common brace types used for OA are functional and unloader.