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Z1 K.4 OSTEO ALIGN KNEE BRACE
The lightest treatment for gonarthrosis there’s ever been.
Knee joint anatomy
1.Femur (thigh)2.Tibia (shinbone)3.Patella (knee cap)4.Fibula
indirectly involved in the knee joint
Knee joint anatomy- collateral ligaments
(medial and lateral)- cruciate ligaments
(posterior and anterior)- menisci
(medial and lateral)
- patellar ligament
Knee joint anatomy
Function of cartilage– even distribution of force
between different sections of the locomotor system
– frictionless gliding of joint surfaces
Cartilage– no blood supply– no innervation– minimal chondrocyte activity– minimal powers of self-
• Arthrosis is basically the non-inflammatory, irreversible and progressive destruction of a joint that begins with cartilage deterioration.
Arthrosis– Risk factors
Ageing Gender Body weight Strain Genes Other
Physiological condition Initial Degeneration Advanced Degeneration Exposed Bone
What target groups expect of a modern relief orthosis?
easy to wear
easy to conceal
easy to put on
easy to accept
Light weight• The challenge: To find a modern material with unique properties
– inherently stable– flexible– high quality– production-friendly– environmentally sound
4-point stabilisation principle
• The 4-point principle provides the knee with additional stability and boosts patient confidence in rediscovering mobility and activity.
• A crucial element in the presence of instability.
The correct choice of orthosis
The ideal patient– one-sided gonarthrosis (III degree min.)
with chronic pain– min. 5° and max. 15° deformity and/or
axial deviation – reasonable degree of soft tissue tone in
the upper and lower leg– still active; both physically and mentally
able to cope with wearing an orthosis– realistic assessment of treatment success
THANKS A LOT