The Patella Helix compression band provides targeted support and compression to the patellar tendon. It is ideal for patellar femoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee) and Osgood-Schlatter Disease.
The Body Helix Patella Helix is the first of its kind for Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD). While other braces for OSD utilize straps and bulky material over the patellar tendon, we used our high-tech material to design a brace that slips on and stays in place without the need for straps and which provides a targeted compression of the patellar tendon without the bulky “bulge” that does not feel pleasant when you fall on it. It’s effective, it’s comfortable, your child will want to wear it. Better yet, you can wash it over and over again. If you have kids, you don’t need to have that wonderful attribute explained.
This Helix is also perfect for anyone who suffers from runner’s knee or patellar femoral pain syndrome. The Patella Helix is not just for runners. It is ideal for anyone who suffers pain underneath and/or to the side of their kneecap. If your kneecap does not track correctly or “wobbles”, targeted pressure just below the kneecap can help to alleviate that movement without the need to wear a sleeve that covers your entire knee joint and without the need to constantly tape around your kneecap.
The Patella Helix is recommended for Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Patellar Femoral Pain Syndrome (runner’s knee), pain behind the kneecap, or patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee).
The Knee Helix is the helix of choice for those who have a minor meniscus injury or an old meniscus injury, mild arthritis, or patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee).
The Adjustable Knee Helix is recommended for those who need support of the entire knee joint but who do not want coverage over the kneecap, or for those who want support to the entire knee joint but not to the muscles above and below the knee joint.
The Full Knee Helix Open is recommended for those people who are experiencing pain behind the knee cap or who have been told by their Dr. that they need a brace with an open patella. It is the same length as the Full Knee Helix, covering the entire joint plus several inches below and above the knee joint.
The Full Knee Helix is ideal for those who want the simplicity of a compression sleeve that slips on. It covers the entire knee joint, as well as the tendons and muscles for several inches below and above the knee joint.
If you need more information to help decide which knee Helix is best for you, please read this blog.
Please measure the circumference of your knee just below your kneecap, with your leg straight. Please do not measure your thigh. Please do not measure across your kneecap.
Which size should I order if I am in between sizes?
In general, leaner athletes prefer the smaller size. All others prefer the larger size.
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