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Ligament Braces

Ossur Knee Braces for Ligaments

The medial collateral ligament, or the MCL, located in the knee is one of the most injured ligaments. When it comes to knee injuries, you want top-of-the-line care in a rehabilitation brace. Our selection of ligament knee braces are designed with the patient in mind and caters to every unique need.

We offer a variety of styles and sizes of Ossur knee braces to provide ligament knee support. Knee braces can have a reputation for being restrictive and uncomfortable, which is not the case with our braces. The Flex OTS knee brace provides a wide range of motion for added mobility while wearing a brace. The Ligament Knee Brace C180 Rocket is made out of carbon fiber that molds for a custom fit. Other braces include flexible subshells and hinges for optimal movement.

When it comes to investing in a knee brace for sports, it’s important to be sure whether you have a sports-related injury or knee pain that can be alleviated with physical therapy. We offer braces for all ages and sizes. From child to both male and female sized braces, we have a hinged knee brace to help any patient.

The Ligaments of the Knee:

The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)

The MCL is the most frequently injured ligament. The MCL runs along the inside of the knee. Many MCL injuries are caused by a blow to the outside of the knee while playing contact sports.

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

The ACL is also frequently injured. The ACL is the first ligament to tighten when the knee is straightened. As a result, hyperextension (or straightening too far) is one of the most common mechanisms of injury. The ACL also controls rotation of the tibia. Therefore, the plant-and-twist motion common to sports like skiing, soccer and football results in a higher incidence of ACL injuries.

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

The PCL is positioned at the back of the knee. Less frequently injured than the ACL or MCL, it is usually damaged by sudden, direct impact to the front of the tibia, such as with dashboard impact in a car accident.

The Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)

The LCL runs along the outside of the knee, is rarely injured. However, injury usually occurs from a direct blow to the inside of the knee.

Do You Have Patellofemoral Knee Pain?

Patella tracking problems can be painful. This condition occurs when the knee cap is not aligned properly when you stand or walk. Treatment often requires both physical therapy and a brace to help hold the knee cap in its proper position.

Ossur manufactures a comprehensive line of off-the-shelf ligament knee braces. Ossur has developed the highest functioning custom ligament knee brace line in the industry, with products catering to the unique needs of every patient.

Components of the Knee