A condition that produces abnormal stresses on the under-surface of the kneecap (patella) due to tracking abnormalities. Pain may vary from mild to severe discomfort.
Pain occurs when the kneecap (patella) does not track properly in the patellar groove. This is often caused due to thigh muscle imbalances, but can also result from an injury, overuse or excess weight.
Sitting, squatting, jumping and climbing/ descending stairs can cause discomfort.
Stability of the knee cap is essential for a more pain-free lifestyle. Allow us to fit you with a brace that best stabilizes the patella for everyday use.
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The FX® Patella Stabilizer is a knee brace designed to help with Patella maltracking and Patellofemoral Syndrome.
The brace keeps the patella tracking properly through the full range of motion, providing increased coronal plane control. The detachable thigh strap and coronal adjuster provide a customizable fit, while the breathable Coolflex sleeve minimizes heat and perspiration, anchoring the brace firmly to the leg.
The FX® Patella Stabilizer is suitable for conditions that may benefit from increased coronal plane control, such as Patellofemoral pain syndrome, Patellofemoral stress syndrome, Patellar tendinopathy, Patellar subluxation/dislocation, Chondromalacia patella, Arthritis, and Osgood-Schlatter Disease. The brace is available in XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL sizes.
With its many features and benefits, the FX® Patella Stabilizer is an ideal solution for those suffering from Patella maltracking and Patellofemoral Syndrome, providing customized and comfortable support to aid their recovery.
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Four ligaments and the patella tendon support the patella (knee). A stretch or tear in the tendon is termed a “strain,” whereas a stretch or tear in one of the four ligaments is termed a “sprain”.
Following a variety of knee surgeries, a post-operational brace may be recommended to promote proper recovery by reducing or immobilizing the patella’s (knee) range of motion.
Dislocation refers to a condition in which the patella (kneecap) is completely displaced from its normal alignment. Majority of patella dislocations occur towards the lateral (outside) side of the knee.
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides cushion between the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). A meniscus injury may include symptoms of pain, swelling and stiffness, and difficulty bending/ straightening the patella (knee).
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in the knee and involves bone-on-bone rubbing of the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone).
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) are located on the medial (inner) and lateral (outer) side of the knee. The attach to the distal (bottom) end of the femur (thighbone) and proximal (top) end of the tibia (shinbone) to play an important role in joint strength and stability. A torn MCL/LCL may include symptoms of pain, swelling and stiffness, tenderness along the inside/outside of the knee and instability.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) attach at the distal (bottom) end of the femur (thighbone) and proximal (top) end of the tibia (shinbone). The ACL/PCL play an important role in stabilizing the patella (knee).
Synovial fluid lubricates the knee to reduce friction and help the leg swing smoothly. A buildup of fluid may result in a fluid-filled cyst originating on the popliteal bursa (back of the knee). Some individuals may experience no pain, while others may notice swelling and inability to fully flex the knee.
Inflammation below the knee at the point where the tendon from the kneecap (patella) attaches to the shinbone (tibia).
Articular cartilage covers the ends of bones inside a joint. Chondromalacia is most common in the knee and involves the softening and breakdown of this cartilage.
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