Rigid or Functional Braces
Rigid or Functional braces provide the highest level of support and protection. Frame or Shell designs provide a rigid exoskeleton that resist excessive extension or unwanted sideways knee laxity to protect the commonly injured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
Measurements, casts or a digital leg scan of the leg is needed to ensure optimal fit and control.
Rehabilitation braces restrict movement in a controlled manner to recover from acute injury or surgery. Management of Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injuries is common in this style of brace