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When looking for a non-surgical approach to pain and stiffness from medial or lateral unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis, the Agilium Freestep may be the solution for you. Manufactured by Ottobock, the Agilium brace consists of a foot component with stirrup that's cut to size and connected to a lower leg component with movable adjustable ankle joint.
This specialized brace corrects medial pressure for patients who are "bow-legged" where the knees want to touch. It also corrects "knock-kneed" individuals whose knee caps rubs to the outside of the knee joint. Agilium Freestep uses ground reaction force (GRF) to off-load or shift the center of pressure away from the affected region by focusing on the foot rather than the knee. It reduces pressure from the knee cap without wearing a bulky knee brace.
The brace is slim and lightweight to be virtually undetectable underneath slacks or jeans.Since it slips right into the shoes to be unseen, patients are more willing to make it part of their everyday routine.
Heavier patients have found typical off-loading knee braces to be bulky. The Agilium doesn't add extra weight or bulk to support higher weight capacities. In fact, it maintains its minimalistic design because GRF naturally increases with user's weight creating optimal off-loading effects.
For additional pain relief, you may be interested in applying Point Relief Pain Relieving Gel around the knee.
Features and Benefits:
- Increases Mobility
- Shifts Center of Gravity
- Reduces Knee Pain and Stiffness
- Brace Provides Comfortable Sitting
- Lightweight, Compact Design
- Won't Hinder Clothing
- Discreet Underneath Clothing
- Easy Single Strap Application
- Eliminates Bulky Knee Brace
- Manufacturer: Ottobock
- Quantity: Each
- Size/Joint Height: Small/2.7 Inches, Medium/3 Inches, Large/3.5 Inches, X-Large/3.9 Inches
- Weight Capacity: No Limit
- Includes Adjustment Tool Kit
- HCPCS Code: A9285
- Series 50K4
- Left/Right Medial Item Numbers: 50K4=L36-39, 50K4=L39-42, 50K4=L42-45, 50K4=L45-48, 50K4=R36-39, 50K4=R39-42, 50K4=R42-45, 50K4=R45-48
- Left/Right Lateral Item Numbers: 50K4=L36-39-LG, 50K4=L39-42-LG, 50K4=L42-45-LG, 50K4=L45-48-LG, 50K4=R36-39-LG, 50K4=R39-42-LG, 50K4=R42-45-LG, 50K4=R45-48-LG
- Indications: Medial or Lateral Osteoarthritis
Fitting of the Agilium™ Freestep Video (2:58 minutes)
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