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Get help with fitting a knee brace

Get help with fitting a knee brace

Today, DJO UK announced a new fitting service for patients to have a knee brace professionally fitted at selected Fitting Centres across the country. Why a fitting service?  Our sales team already work with knee consultants across the country who recommend DonJoy products to their private patients. While many products are simple to fit, some patients benefit from additional instructions in the use of rigid DonJoy braces (for example, positioning on the knee, strapping, and offload adjustment).  On top of the free fitting, clinics may, for a fee, be able to provide additional therapy to patients in managing their condition. Patients can discuss this  directly...

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Defiance Custom Knee Bracing

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Defiance Custom Knee Bracing

DonJoy® Defiance custom knee braces are built to keep up with every move you make. They fit like they‘re built just for you – because they are.

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Knee Injuries this Ski Season?

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Knee Injuries this Ski Season?

Winter 2021/22 After a truncated ski season in winter 2019/20, and an absent one last year, this winter, many skiers will want to return to the slopes. In a typical ski season, 1.5-1.8 million Brits would ski/snowboard each Winter (the UK has third biggest skiing population in Europe, after France and Germany). Sadly, many skiers get injured every season. Estimates have been put at:​ Skiing ​ 3 injuries/1000 ski days  Snowboarding ​ 4-16 injuries/1000 ski days ​With the numbers that hit the slopes, up to 46,000 people will be injured in a typical year, and many of these will be knee injuries inclduing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, which often requires...

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What are ACL Injuries?

What are ACL Injuries?

ACL injuries happen when too much force is placed on the ligament and the tissue is stretched or torn.

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How a soft brace can help patients live an active life

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How a soft brace can help patients live an active life

  When asked for their reasons for avoiding exercise, patients often blame pain and a lack of confidence due to perceived joint instability. Such barriers to activity can be the first steps on a downwards slope to more serious health conditions, which is why it is so important for these patients to maintain a healthy level of activity in their daily lives. An easy, low-cost way to address the symptoms that prevent exercise is soft bracing. Soft braces are elastic and non-adhesive orthoses often used to reduce barriers to activity.(1)   Soft braces achieve this by: • Improving joint proprioception...

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