Mueller Open Patella Knee Support - Neoprene Blend
Mueller's open patella knee support is for those who require the comfort of a wrap around design ensuring a good fit. This support provides circumferential compression to the knee joint and soft tissues and the material keeps the joint warm aiding circulation keeping the muscles relaxed, easing spasm and providing pressure protection to the posterior, medial and lateral knee. The easy on / off wrap around design makes this very popular in sport or the workplace.
Who Should Use This?
The support can be used from adolescence into middle age to provide light circumferential compression support to the knee and patella-femoral joints, associated muscles and tendons including the patella tendon and distal hamstring tendons.
It is often used to improve confidence and provide low level support on return to activity and sport. Following acute injury it provides circumferential support and helps to restrain swelling and oedema. It is also commonly used by manual workers in the workplace.
More specifically it can be used for the following:
Collateral knee ligaments injuries - medial / lateral with no instability
Anterior knee pain - patello femoral (mild cases)
Mild cartilage injuries or following cartilage (meniscal) injury to provide added protection
Weak or vulnerable knees when extra support is needed
Popular as a training brace
Popular brace for use in manual jobs to provide extra support to injured or inflamed joints
How Does it Work?:
Support is provided by the wrap around neoprene sleeve. The compression provided helps to reduce the potential for swelling to develop in the knee joint (joint effusion). The warmth and support provided reduces injury risk and aid optimum function and flexibility.
Open patella design reduces stress on the patella (knee cap)
Sizing and Technical Information:
Physio Warehouse's therapists advise this brace is an excellent and highly popular product and is often worn by individuals who are susceptible to knee strains or who require a lightweight support that allows them to train or function by providing extra support and protection. This brace is not suitable to provide structural or mechanical support to unstable , weak or damaged ligaments for which we would advise our Mueller HG80 Hinged Knee Brace or similar braces with tri-axial or similar collateral hinges providing valgus/varus strain protection