hinged knee

hinged knee

an appliance designed to protect and support the knee during activity. It consists of an elastic sleeve with medial and lateral steel or aluminum bars hinged at the axis of the knee joint. The hinged bars are stabilized with leather or self-adhesive (Velcro) straps.
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Tenders are invited for Hinged Knee Brace Extra Large Size
The patient was placed into a hinged knee brace postoperatively and allowed to be weight bearing as tolerated.
Due to the important destruction of the proximal tibia, a cemented rotating hinged knee prosthesis (RHK, Zimmer[R]) was implanted.
The patient may also be placed in a hinged knee brace to help protect the knee from side-to-side motions.
At 6 weeks postoperatively, he was capable of partial weight bearing as tolerated in the hinged knee brace (When locked in extension).
The patient was subsequently transferred to a nursing home with instructions to use hinged knee braces.
Cast was continued for six weeks after which a hinged knee brace was applied for another six weeks.
He was treated postoperatively in a hinged knee brace locked in extension and allowed to weight-bear as tolerated.
The "other" category includes stems, wedges, and hinged knee components (estimated together at 9 percent) followed by unicondylar knees at 4 percent.