Medial stability of the knee is given by static and dynamic stabilisers extending from the midline anteriorly to the midline posteriorly of the knee, as well as the menisci (wedges of cartilage). The superficial MCL is the main static stabiliser resisting valgus stress at the knee, especially when the knee is extended. The dynamic stabilisers, in particular the pes anserinus tendons (tendons of the gracilis, semitendinosus and sartorius muscles) play a greater role as knee flexion increases.
Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.
Under the direction of your medical professional and in conjuction with your advised treatment plan, any of the following Thermoskin products are recommended.
Adjustable Knee Wrap Stabiliser 8*284
Wrap design with fastener provides greater patient comfort and the open patella will not aggravate tenderness or bruising that may be present as the kneecap is free from any compression. Has full-length anterior opening, popliteal cut out for comfort and unrestricted knee flexion. Side spirals for additional support.
Knee Stabiliser 8*246
Anatomically designed with internal metal stays and a combination of fastener locking straps provide knee stability, which is particularly effective for pain secondary to degenerative disease and medial and lateral instability.