Actimove Genu Tri-Panel Knee Immobiliser
The Actimove Genu Tri-Panel Knee Immobiliser is designed for injury and post-surgery rehabilitation, intended to hold the leg in an ideal position for the repair and maintenance of damaged tissue. With a three-panel design, the splint is highly adjustable in order to accommodate a broad variety of leg sizes, and comfort padding encourages patient compliance.
Please note that this support has an ambidextrous design and is suitable for use on either leg.
Which Size Is Right for Me?
The Actimove Genu Tri-Panel Knee Immobiliser comes in a variety of sizes to suit different patient needs. To find the right size, please measure the length of your leg from the upper thigh to just above the ankle. Next, measure the circumference of your thigh (as shown below), then use your two measurements to find your size from the table below.
Measure around the lower thigh as shown
Which Conditions Can This Support Help With?
The Actimove Genu Immobiliser is intended to aid in the healing process following a knee injury or operation. Designed to hold the leg in an ideal position while providing compressive pain relief, this support can be used for the following:
- Post-operative support
- Post-arthroscopic treatment
- Ligament injuries
- Soft tissue injury
- Minor knee fractures
Key Features and Benefits
- Anatomical foam shape holds the knee and calf securely in place
- Three-panel construction allows adjustment of the splint to accommodate a wide spectrum of leg circumferences
- Adjustable aluminium stays help achieve the exact patient fit, and can be removed if necessary
- Sensitive hook-and-loop closure system permits easy application and removal
- Soft terry-type padding provides extra comfort to help with patient compliance
- Can be washed to ensure patient hygiene
How Do I Fit the Actimove Genu Immobiliser?
With a straightforward strapping system, the Actimove Immobiliser is simple and easy to apply, without any moulding necessary. To apply this brace, just follow these steps:
- Undo all the straps and lay the brace down flat
- Adjust the splint so that the brace can accommodate your leg circumference
- Place the affected leg into the brace, ensuring that the knee is at the centre
- Adjust the straps to the desired degree of tension
Why Is Immobilisation Important?
In the first one or two weeks following an injury or operation, immobilisation helps proliferate collagen and fibroblast production in the body. These fibres contribute to the re-formation of connective tissue, which helps the body repair and maintain its structure. Immobilisation also prevents the knee from moving or bearing weight to prevent risking further injury.
How Comfortable is the Actimove Genu Immobiliser?
With an anatomically shaped foam pad, the Actimove Immobiliser holds the knee and calf securely in an ideal position, without any slippage or rubbing. Terry-like padding provides a soft cushion for the leg to rest in, ensuring comfort and preventing pressure sores that can occur after long periods of sitting in the same position.