A knee brace with a ROM hinge typically consists of a sturdy frame made of metal or plastic, straps or closures for secure attachment, and adjustable hinges located on the sides of the brace.
The brace is designed to fit around the knee and provide support to the joint, while the ROM hinges allow for controlled and adjustable movement of the knee within a specified range.
The adjustable ROM hinges can be set to limit or restrict the knee’s range of motion, depending on the specific needs of the user. The hinge settings can be adjusted using lockable mechanisms, pins, or screws to control the degree of flexion (bending) and extension (straightening) allowed at the knee joint.
The knee brace with a ROM hinge also includes straps or closures that secure the brace in place, ensuring a customized and secure fit. These straps or closures can often be adjusted to provide additional compression and support to the knee.
The main functions of a knee brace with a ROM hinge include providing stability to the knee joint, reducing pain and discomfort, controlling and limiting the range of motion during the healing process, and protecting the knee from further injury or strain.
The brace is commonly used during post-surgical recovery, ligament injuries, or in cases where controlled movement is necessary for rehabilitation. It helps promote proper healing, prevents excessive stress on the knee joint, and assists in the gradual restoration of normal knee function.