Knee Cruciate ligaments injuries are common in many sports activities. There are four cruciate ligaments, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), Medial Cruciate Ligament (MCL) and Lateral Cruciate Ligament (LCL). Among the four, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury is perhaps the most common type.
For an amateur who tears the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in a sports activity, one may forget to play sports again unless the Anterior Cruciate Ligament is rebuilt, the surgical procedure is known as Anterior Cruciate Liagment Reconstruction. The most common procedure is to take part of either patient's hamstring's tendon or patellar tendon for repairing the ACL. After the surgery, the patient will have two scars, on the injured knee and where the replacement partial tendon is harvested. The rehabilitation time may take 6~9 months after ACL reconstruction. More the 80% of injured knee may recover and return to normal function; however, it is also not rare to hear feedback of Knee Instability and quadriceps atrophy from patients after ACL repair.
We carried DONJOY Functional Knee Braces for 14 years from 1998 to 2012. We accumulated knowledge on how a functional knee brace may help to reduce Knee Cruciate Ligament Injuries and to protect a post-operative knee; as well as the issues that an user may encounter in wearing a functional knee brace.
After years of product hunting, we have found C-FRAME Knee Brace. C-FRAME was developed by Orthpaedic Surgeon & Neuro-surgeon, Dr. Christopher LEATT, from South Africa and his team of biomechanic engineers. Dr. Leatt is also a competitive off-road motor-cyclist and it was the Moto-cycling Sport to lead Dr. Leatt starting his business of developing sports protective gears.
From our 14-year experience in knee ligament bracing, we believe C-FRAME is a stronger and better functional knee brace than most other knee braces mainly designed and made for ball games.
BIOLINK Ligament Hinge System of C-FRAME is made of two strong wires act as Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligaments, that makes C-FRAME to function as natural knee artigular movement.
The strut of C-FRAME is extra strong that made of die-cast aluminium alloy.
Thigh cuff of C-FRAME is width adjustable to provide comfortably fit for different thigh measurement while most knee braces have rigid cuff which is uncomfortable for bulky thigh.
The mono lateral hinge design of C-FRAME overcome the problem of medial hinge collision for those users who wear knee braces in pair.