The Push Med patella brace is a self adjustable tendon strap like brace used to reduce stress on the Patella Tendon and patello-femoral joint – fitting neatly around the leg just below the patella (knee cap). It has an integral flexible pressure pad which is applied to the patella tendon below the knee cap to localise compression and comes with a comprehensive instruction leaflet.
Push Med braces are an elite quality range of sports braces from Push a leading Dutch brace manufacturer. The range has been developed to exacting standards by an experienced team of technicians in close co-operation with athletes and therapists. The very latest materials and techniques have been employed and our physiotherapists are very impressed with the quality and design of this premier range.
Who Shoulduse this?
A sports brace for adults suffering from anterior knee pain and patella tendonitis/tendinosis (inflammation of the tendon below the knee cap). More specifically, it is suitable for male and female athletes with the following:
Anterior knee pain – pain associated with the Patello-Femoral joint and its associated structures
Patella tendinitis / tendinosis
Jumpers knee (i.e inflammation of the structures around and below the knee cap known as the extensor mechanism)
This knee strap is often used in high impact sports such as high jump, triple jump, long jump, sprinting, squash, tennis, basketball, 5-aside football etc.
How Does it Work?
The Push med patella brace applies circumferential pressure on the hamstring and patella tendon and supports the patella. This relieves the insertion of the thigh muscle and reduces the traction force on the lower leg.
The pad consists of a skin-compatible and elastic polymer. The synthetic bracing element underneath the pad ensures an even distribution of pressure.
A good anatomical fit and the construction of the pad ensure the brace remains in place during activity. The brace is manufactured from Sympress(tm), a high-quality comfortable micro-fibre material. The Push med patella brace is easy to apply and can be washed and comes complete with all instructions.
Sizing and Technical Information:
Physio Warehouse's therapists advise this brace is a good value product. It is advised for patients with mild to moderate symptoms but not for tendon tears or acutely inflamed and severely painful injuries which should be treated by a professional. We do not advise this brace for use in Osgood Schlatter’s or SLJ syndrome in children and adolescents as the brace encourages early return to sport which can damage the apophysis and may lead to more severe injury – For further advice refer to your G.P. or therapist.
One size fits most up to knee circumference up to 42 cm (16.5") measured just below the knee cap. It is secured via a self adjusting velcro mechanism. The brace is washable and instructions are included