DonJoy launches New PCL Support
London: 30th July, 2008
This summer sees the long awaited launch of an exciting new addition to the DonJoy Knee Brace collection - the PCL-Fource – their first ever PCL brace which has been designed to help reduce the likelihood of further deterioration of the knee post PCL surgery.
Over 250,000 PCL injuries occur worldwide each year. In a retrospective study from Schulz et Al. (2003)1, about 500 patients with PCL insufficiency were analysed. Traffic accidents (45.3%) and sport injuries (39.9%) were the two most common injury dynamics, over 40% of which required surgical solutions.
Lieve Vanden Berghe, DJO’s International Marketing Director, explained: “DonJoy has specifically designed this PCL brace to improve pre and post operative comfort for PCL patients. The brace works in two key ways: firstly, it helps reduce stress on a PCL deficient knee or a PCL graft post-surgery by helping to protect against significant tibial sagging and secondly it will encourage patients to avoid making high flexion angles.”
Using the latest innovation in post-operative knee care, the PCL-Fource knee brace adopts DonJoy’s patented “Reverse Fource Point hinge technology” which provides a dampening effect on knee flexes from 45o to 110o and encourages the patient to stay avoid high flexion angles.
Additional technical enhancements combine to provide maximum comfort, for example:
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1 Schulz et Al. “Epidemiology of posterior cruciate ligament injuries” 2003; Archive Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Vol. 123 : 186 - 191