Knee Brace – Frisco, TX
The orthopedic surgeons at OrthoTexas, Frisco provide high quality knee braces to help patients recover from various injuries or surgeries. They evaluate the condition of each patient to prescribe the right types of brace for proper knee support.

Knee Brace

Knee braces are supportive devices usually recommended to patients who have suffered an injury to the joint or undergone a surgical procedure. They provide support to the injured muscles and restrict abrupt movements of the knee to prevent further injury. A knee brace can also help people with Arthritis or other degenerative conditions to carry out daily activities. Some of the knee braces are also designed to trap heat near the affected area in order to compress swelling.

Different types of knee braces are available and prescribed by the orthopedic physician. The patient’s orthopedic condition is carefully evaluated to determine the level of support and type of brace required for better healing. Knee braces are also worn by athletes to prevent various on-field injuries.

Types Of Knee Braces

  • Prophylactic Brace: These are designed mainly to protect the knee joint against injuries sustained during contact sports such as softball, basketball, football etc. They also reduce knee stiffness and support the joint structures to prevent further injuries.
  • Functional Brace: These help in promoting a faster recovery from knee ligament injuries. They reduce knee instability and can be recommended to people who participate in regular strenuous physical activities such as jumping, twisting or pivoting.
  • Postoperative Or Rehabilitative Brace: These braces help to limit the movement of the knee while it is healing from a surgery. The knee surgeon may recommend wearing these braces for a few weeks following the surgery to hold the joint in a specific position that eliminates pain.
  • Unloader/Offloader Brace: They are designed to provide relief from arthritic pain in the medial compartment of the knee joint. These work by lifting weight from the affected knee in order to minimize pain and discomfort. Unloader braces also help to maintain proper alignment of the knee joint.

Knee Conditions That May Require Bracing

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Tears
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Fractures And Dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Knee
  • Post Traumatic Arthritis of the Knee
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Knee Tendon Bursitis
  • Kneecap Instability
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Pulled Hamstring
For consultation regarding orthopedic knee brace, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco. To schedule an appointment with our knee surgeons, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.