What is a knee immobilizer?
A knee immobilizer, also known as a knee splint, is a product that limits knee movements after an injury or trauma to the knee. It allows the knee to heal properly and prevents it from getting re-injured.
Who needs a knee immobilizer?
A knee immobilizer is used by individuals with injuries such as Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Medial/Lateral Collateral (MCL/LCL), Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), and Meniscus Cartilage Injury. It is also often used by patients who have had a total knee replacement, ligament tear, and fracture.
It is used during physiotherapy and also for early cast removal.
Why is it a knee immobilizer needed?
It is absolutely essential for the knee to be kept still during the healing period as unnecessary movements (such as tossing around during sleep), can re-injure the knee and retard the healing process.
However, it is ill-advised to use it longer than indicated by the doctor as it can lead to severe loss of motion in the knee.
Features of a knee immobilizer
- It is made of high quality, breathable, foam fused fabric splint which provides excellent comfort.
- It has a pad which is to be placed at the back of the knee.
- It has a patellar opening that is to be lined up with the kneecap.
- It has a brace onto which the affected leg is to be placed and fastened using the closure straps.
A knee immobilizer comes in a few different types depending on the:
- Intended use
- Type of knee injury
- They also come in various sizes and lengths.
Where to buy a knee immobilizer?
Knee immobilizers are available in Hyderabad in:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: H.No 1-100, G2, Hitech City Main Road, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana- 500081
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Nizampet X Road, Near Sri Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasi Reddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana- 500072