The Full Knee Helix (Open) is the ideal full support providing compression and comfort to the knee and collateral ligaments (MCL, LCL) but does not put posterior pressure on the patella. This Body Helix Product is best suited when full support is desired but pressure on the patella is to be avoided because of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Our unique fabric ensures the product will not slip during activity.
The Full Knee Helix (Open) is best suited when full knee compression and support is desired but pressure on the patella is to be avoided because of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Please see our Full Knee Helix if support and compression to the entire knee and stabilization of the patella is desired. Please see our Patella Helix and Knee Helix for compression of the anterior knee specifically.
Similar to the Full Knee Helix, the Full Knee Helix (Open) is a full knee compression brace that’s excellent for sprains and injuries including minor sprains to the medial and lateral stabilizing knee ligaments.
Comfort with compression is achieved for minor meniscus, anterior and posterior knee injuries. Posterior pressure is not placed on the patella. If you have had surgery on your knee, either an open or laparoscopic procedure, our Full Knee Helix is advised to provide uniform support to the injured tissues. If you have been advised to use a support with an opening for the patella, the Full Knee Helix (Open) is ideal.
What is the difference in styles?
The Adjustable Knee Helix is shorter than the Full Knee Helix (Open) and is easier to put into position. If the Helix is being selected to manage knee pain related to arthritis, the Adjustable Knee Helix is recommended because of the ease of placement.
If you need help deciding which Body Helix is the correct for your specific need, please view our blog for more information.
Proper fit is important
It is very important to measure at the knee cap in order to get the proper fit. Please do not measure your thigh.
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