Additional knee support for special cases
Siliconized strap cushions for SecuTec Genu and SecuTec OA
May 27, 2019
High levels of activity, the shape of the leg or the firmness of the tissue may cause hard-frame orthoses to slip easily. Two siliconized strap cushions for the lower leg are now available for SecuTec Genu and SecuTec OA to provide for extra support in such cases.
The cushions are available as accessories, and their microfiber cover features little dots of very thin silicone film. These siliconized areas have a non-slip effect when they come into contact with the skin. The two cushions replace the standard cushions on the proximal strap on the lower leg frame and are attached with Velcro straps. One cushion is placed at the front above the shin bone, the other one at the back above the calf. The added support ensures that the knee orthosis will stay firmly in place.
The siliconized strap cushions are available in sizes 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7 to match the circumferences of the lower leg frames of the SecuTec Genu and SecuTec OA. SecuTec Genu stabilizes the knee based on the 4-point principle to treat ligament and meniscus injuries. SecuTec OA offers relief for the medial or lateral knee compartment based on the 3-point principle, to treat moderate to severe cases of osteoarthritis of the knee.