Össur launches the REBOUND ACL brace, designed to help patients recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.
Designed to dynamically reduce strain on a patient’s ACL and provide a comfortable load on their posterior thigh and anterior tibia, the REBOUND ACL brace provides clinically tested comfort that has been validated through end-user field studies and load mapping data collected during rehabilitation activities. The brace’s proprietary Dynamic Tension System (DTS) allows for individualized, adjustable settings according to individual anatomy and rehabilitation requirements whether the patient is undergoing non-surgical conservative treatment approaches or recovering from post-op reconstruction.
Published clinical and biomechanical studies have demonstrated that the REBOUND ACL releases strain on a patient’s ACL during activity and can also significantly reduce strain on the meniscus in people with ACL-deficient knees, Össur explains in a media release.
“The REBOUND ACL brace serves as an important therapeutic compliment to existing clinical protocols by supporting an optimal biomechanical joint environment, which is the foundation for long-term successful patient outcomes, whether that patient is undergoing a conservative treatment protocol or recovering from a post-op reconstruction.”
— Mark Tymchenko, Össur’s Vice President of Americas, Bracing & Supports
Constructed of lightweight aircraft aluminum, the REBOUND ACL brace features flexion and extension range-of-motion lockouts for enhanced patient safety, a posterior frame design that has been optimized for fit and support, and an open anterior to facilitate easier donning and doffing of the brace.
The brace also features Össur’s proprietary Blue is You system of intuitive patient touch points and ActiveGrip liners with the added advantage of Össur’s anti-migration strap (AMS) system strapping, which further promote suspension and patient comfort. The brace is available custom-made for patients throughout North America and Europe.
Additional clinical benefits of the REBOUND ACL brace were highlighted in the AOSSM Fellows Webinar, “High Risk and Revision ACLR: Considerations to Maximize Successful Outcomes,” featuring noted orthopaedic surgeon Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., PhD of Twin Cities Orthopedics. An archived recording of the webinar is available here.
“For 50 years, Össur has been dedicated to innovation to help people live a life without limitations. This includes our commitment to developing therapeutic bracing and support solutions like our new REBOUND ACL brace, so that orthopaedic clinicians have the technologies they need to provide optimal care to their patients,” Tymchenko adds.
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