CTi Knee Brace
CTi knee braces are one of the leading knee braces currently available worldwide – and are used for the prevention of injury or stopping an existing one from worsening. Made from carbon fibre, they are both extremely light and strong – allowing the wearer both comfort and reliability.
The braces are fitted with a number of hinges, enabling enough movement with which to carry out sport and daily activities – whilst also holding the knee in a safe position. This means that even whilst wearing one, you can take part in physical activity – be it skiing, wakeboarding or any other sport.
They also offer great comfort due to the bio-inert Össur® Sensil® Silicone lining – making them both comfortable and practical.
What type of injuries do they treat?
CTi braces are used by both professional and amateur sportspeople to treat a range of injuries. These include:
- ACL Injury (anterior cruciate ligament) – sprains and tears to this ligament are incredibly common. Symptoms include pain, swelling of the knee, discomfort, limited range of motion. Severe tears may require surgery.
- LCL Injury (lateral collateral ligament) – located on the outside of the knee, this ligament can tear and rupture when excessive force hits the knee or with a sudden change of direction. Symptoms are similar to ACL sprain, patients often describe a feeling of instability in their knee when walking.
- MCL Injury (medial collateral ligament) – in the inner side of the knee, this ligament is also vulnerable to sprains which compromise the stability of the knee joint.
- PCL Injury (posterior cruciate ligament) – often a result of a blow to the knee whilst bent, and can be acute or chronic.
- Meniscus tear – another common sporting injury, the meniscus is a piece of shock-absorbing cartilage that cushions your tibia (shinbone) and femur (thighbone). Symptoms include pain inside the knee, swelling, knee-locking or giving way.
You Can Continue To Ski
Find out how one of our recent patients managed to enjoy a week’s skiing with the CTi brace, after being told by a consultant to cancel the holiday.