Knee

Knee

Our knees are absolutely vital joints, enabling us to run, walk, ride and stand, all essential movements to participating in life’s everyday activities. Therefore, it’s important that we take good care of these crucial joints. Our knees work best when they can provide both mobility and stability. The surfaces in the joint are covered in cartilage; there are three compartments in total that run between the femur and lower leg and between the femur and the knee joint. It is essential to tend to these cartilage covered areas in order to allow movement without friction. Stability comes from the ligaments in the knee, including the side ligaments (known as the medial collateral and lateral collateral ligaments) as well as the anterior and posterior ligaments located in the middle of the knee joint. What’s known as the meniscus lies between the surfaces of the joint, in between the femur and the lower leg, which acts as a shock absorber. The muscles around the knee joint work to stabilize and enable gross and fine movement. The joints, muscles, and ligaments are at their best — and will feel their best — when they can work unencumbered, which is when they are properly cared for and their strength, agility, and tenacity are properly maintained.

A knee injury can happen through a traumatic incident, a sudden accident, or it could develop slowly over a long period of time. Symptoms can appear in any of the many structures of the joint, and these are best diagnosed by a physiotherapist or orthopedist.

In order to provide relief for your knee pain, such as may be experienced after muscle damage, surgery, or in cases of osteoarthritis, orthopaedic devices can provide significant help in regaining function in the joint. NordiCare has several different knee braces and other orthopaedic equipment available.

Read about our orthopaedic knee devices in our Knee brochure (pdf)

AiryROM Post-op knee brace
Stabilizing knee brace in open wrap design with hole for the patella and the hollow of the knee. Fitted design that follows the contour of the leg and...
FlexiWrap Knee brace
Stabilizing knee brace in open wrap design. Monocentric hinges are placed in open pockets for easy removal.  If needed the hinges can be re-shaped to...
ImmoKid Knee immobilizer
ImmoKid is a pediatric orthosis used for immobization of the knee joint. Two anatomically shaped aluminum stays in the back provide good comfort and ...
Knee-O-Band Patella tendon brace
Knee-O-Band is a simple and effective support for relieving the patellar tendon. Easy to put on and tighten with Velcro closures. Neoprene pad in anti...
Knee-O-Trakker Patella brace
Knee-O-Trakker is a patella stabilizing orthosis with adjusatble patella support. C-shaped neoprene pillow grips the skin and provides maximum patella...
Ledad Svensk hyperextension orthotics
Articulated Swedish hyperextension orthotics used in hyperextension or instability of the knee joint. The instability can be caused by both muscle wea...
LillaLux Patella brace
Orthosis in open wrap design for stabilization of patella. C-shaped foam pillow for stabilization of patella. Support around patella can be modifi ed...
NeoROM Stabilizing knee brace
An anatomically stabilizing knee brace in open wrap design. Polycentric hinges provide adjustable flexion and extension ROM stops at selected degrees...
NORDICARE ROM post-op knee brace
The post-op knee brace is used for stabilisation or immobilisation after injury to – or operation on – the knee joint. It is intended to e...
StabilEazy knee brace
Stabilizing pull-on knee brace in soft knitted material. Designed for support and stabilization of patella. Includes circular gel pad for support arou...
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Stride OA knee orthotic
Stride OA (osteoarthritis) is an easy and convenient low profile orthotics used for pain relief and to facilitate and improve function in osteoarthrit...