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  • Slide 1 - Knee braces for Osteoarthritis Kelsey Kunkel BME 281 November 21, 2012
  • Slide 2 - Background Information Usually an athletic knee has joint fluid and cartilage between the femur, patella, and tibia, which helps to bend the knee easily, without pain. However, as you get older the fluid, called synovial fluid, and cartilage wanes. The bones begin to rub together creating gradual amounts of pain for the patient.
  • Slide 3 - History Leg braces were first seen in Egypt as far back as 2500 B.C.E. Creating lower limb braces became a trade as technology began to improve 1920s: Lower limb braces were made of metal and leather. Extremely uncomfortable – pressure was applied at the knees, however the metal caused extreme discomfort. 1940 -1950s: Due to the polio epidemic that spread across the world, lower limb brace technology improved. 1969: Dr. Robert McDavid created the first knee brace to be widely used. 1996: Knee braces started to advance using better materials and incorporating new technology.
  • Slide 4 - Current Technology Ossur OASys® Carticare: Gives on-the-spot pain relief Heat moldable frame “Gel Fit” pads for joins provides comfort Non-corrosive materials Bledsoe Z-12 OA: Not all-day wear Meant for specific activities Mild to moderate OA Not okay for contact sports Solus Knee Brace | Breg Inc.: Dial Hinge for level of off-loading Cushioned frame for support
  • Slide 5 - Limitations Very expensive One brace could cost up to $900 Knee braces for Osteoarthritis can only help a limited number of people Could not help with the reduction of pain. Knee braces can only give relief when wearing it, however when it is taken off, the pain resurfaces.
  • Slide 6 - Future Technology Lowering the price Possibly have the knee braces covered by insurance Have knee braces that fit every knee size. Not everybody has the same body type. Incorporating this could help many other people in resolving pain issues. Knee braces that help with long term osteoarthritis pain relief.
  • Slide 7 - Works Cited "About." McDavidUSA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . "Cool Things - Leg Brace." Kansapedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . "DJO Global Releases OA Nano™, the World's Lightest* Knee Brace, to Reduce Pain, Enhance Stability and Boost Patient Use." DJO Global Releases OA Nano™, the World's Lightest* Knee Brace, to Reduce... N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . "History of Leg Braces." Abasiophilia Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . "History of Prostetics and Orthotics." The Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Inc. N.p., 1 July 2008. Web. 17 Nov. 2012. . "Joint Disorders: MedlinePlus." U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . "More than 10 Million People Suffer from Knee Osteoarthritis." About Knee Osteoarthritis. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. .
  • Slide 8 - Works Cited (continued) "Bledsoe Products: Z-12 Adjustable OA." Bledsoe Products: Z-12 Adjustable OA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . "Knee Brace for Osteoarthritis: Advantages and Disadvantages." Health Guide Info. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . "OAsys." OAsys. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . "Solus Knee Brace." Breg Inc. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . Yakimovich, Terris, Edward D. Lemaire, PhD, and Jonathan Kofman, PhD. "Engineering Design Review of Stance-control Knee-ankle-foot Orthoses." Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development 46.2 (2009): 257-68. Web.

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