What is a Townsend knee brace?
Townsend Design released its first osteoarthritis (OA) knee brace, the custom OA Reliever, in 1995. Two decades and hundreds of thousands of patients later, Townsend now offers the industry’s most diverse range of OA bracing technology— enabling medical professionals to brace virtually any OA patient successfully.
Who invented the Townsend knee brace?
With a revolutionary hinge design and a vision to change the knee brace market, Jeff Townsend founded Townsend Design in 1984 in Bakersfield, California.
Are there different types of knee braces?
There are several types of knee braces available to choose from, such as sleeves, wraparound braces, hinged braces, and straps. Knee Sleeves come in different sizes, and you can slip them right over your knee. They provide knee compression, which helps control swelling and pain.
Which way does a knee brace go?
Most braces will have a small hole in the front to indicate which way they should go on. If the kneecap is visible though this hole, the brace is being worn correctly. This will offer the greatest comfort and keep the skin ventilated underneath the brace. Align the brace so the hole doesn’t catch or pinch your skin.
How long should you wear a knee brace in a day?
If your orthopedist recommends it, you can wear your brace all day. However, improper use of a knee brace can worsen your pain or cause further damage to the knee. If you are using a brace that immobilizes your knee, the joint can weaken.
What do you need to know about Townsend knee braces?
Townsend ligament knee braces, including the popular Rebel series, are made with durable lightweight materials to assist post-injury and post-operational recovery as well as preventive support in high-risk injury sports and activities.
What kind of brace is the rebel knee brace?
The Rebel is a high-grade aluminum knee brace that incorporates Townsend patented hinge technology and suspension features, such as the Synergistic Suspension Strap and Compression Suspension Package. In addition, we offer the Rebel Lite (lightweight, less rigid) and Rebel Pro (heavy users and contact sports).
Which is the best knee brace for osteoarthritis?
Townsend OA knee braces, including the Rebel Reliever series, are designed for patients with lateral or medial compartment osteoarthritis. They help to redistribute weight bearing from the affected area to reduce pain and assist movement.