Note: It is best if you sit on the edge of a chair or a stool when putting on the brace. After each step below, check that the brace is still fitted correctly to your leg and has not become twisted.
1. Bend the affected leg to an approx. 70 degree angle and slip the brace over it.
2. Pull the brace upwards until the fabric touches the lower edge of the kneecap, and the kneecap is positioned in the centre of the opening. Make sure that the brace is not twisted when fitted to the leg.
3. Now close the upper hook and loop fastener.
4. Close straps 1 and 2. If necessary adjust the strap-system to achieve your individual brace setting. If you wish, you can remove the strap endings and cut the strap length.
Note: You can adjust the straps and raise or reduce the pressure according to your pain levels.
5. Walk a few steps and make sure that the brace is fitted correctly to the leg and you feel a pleasant sensation of pressure and pain relief.
Donning instructions 279 KB
Fitting instruction video for patients:
In this section you can read and listen feedback from people living with knee OA who have been prescribed the medi Soft OA Light knee brace by their GP:
- Amanda's knee problems started 16 years ago when she snapped her cruciate ligament and is waiting for a knee replacement. Wearing the medi Soft OA Light knee brace gave Amanda confidence and support and, whilst it hasn't taken away all of her pain, it has made it bearable. Read Amanda's story here below.
- Alison won't let her knee OA stop her from doing everything she loves. The brace has helped her to keep going with her favourite past time - playing golf and has ensured that she remains as active as possible, especially when she's looking after the grand children.
- Darren was a very active sportsman who played rugby from the age of 7 and had to give up playing rugby when he was 30 due to injuries. When Darren received his medi Soft OA Light knee brace he went from not knowing what to do, to being able to function pretty much daily. It was a step change from being 'I can hardly walk' to getting my mobility back. Listen to Darren's story below.
Feedback From... Amanda 397 KB
Click on the image or link above to read Amanda's story and her feedback from wearing the medi Soft OA Light knee brace which was prescribed by her local GP. "The brace has given me confidence and that can only be a good thing. I'm really glad my GP gave me the chance to try it".
Feedback From... Alison 606 KB
Click on image or link above to read Alison's story and her feedback from wearing her prescription medi Soft OA Light knee brace. "The brace supports my knee and holds it in place, and it no longer gives way. This is a major advantage for me".
What is osteoarthritis (OA)?
Knee Osteoarthritis is wear and tear of the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones in the knee joint. Overtime, the cartilage gradually deteriorates and causes the joints to become painful and still. The knees often become mal-aligned which can cause a valgus or varus deformity (knock-knee or bow leg).
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