Re: Hyperextension of the knee

The Flex Lite would not give much extension limit. A Range of Motion hinge would be better because you can adjust the extension limit to 5, 10 or 15 degrees. This would limit hyperextension better. A brace without extention limits will let the knee go farther that straight because of the soft tissue around the knee, which doesn't allow the brace to get a solid grip on the knee and to limit motion precisely. A Bio Skin Gladiator, Breg Roadrunner ROM, or Hely Weber Velocity might be a better choice. You can look look in the Yellow page under "Orthopedic Appliances" and maybe find something locally. SupportUSA and others have braces on the internet

Posted By Steve H. on March 22, 2008 at 11:27:18:

In Reply to: Hyperextension of the knee posted by Patricia Hartnett on March 15, 2008 at 22:11:00:

The Simply Stable VOS, valgus overload stabilizer elbow brace is designed to help control valgus overload stresses during functional overhead motions. The overhead motions associated with throwing, tennis and volleyball put a tremendous stress on the elbow joint and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL).

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