The Mackie Hinge Knee Brace was developed on the basis of our success with the Mackie Hinge Elbow Brace. The Mackie Hinge Knee Brace uses a unique infinitely adjustable hinge mounted on a rigid, non-contact frame. This design offers simplicity of function, strong construction, and superior patient comfort. Because human physiology varies greatly from individual to individual, the hinge adjustability allows the patient to control how much force is applied to achieve the best result. For this patient-directed approach to be successful, patient tolerance and compliance is crucial. Static-Progressive Stretch is a proven concept for effective and permanent gain in range of motion.
The Mackie Hinge Knee Brace also has the ability to be used in both flexion and extension. This can avoid the added expense of a second brace because many patients require stretch in both directions. It also helps reduce the risk that range of motion might be lost in the opposite direction. Patient Application Instructions are easy to understand. Physician prescribed wearing protocols allow the patient to incrementally stretch the joint to tolerance by turning the knobs to increase range of motion in either flexion or extension. The Mackie Hinge Knee Brace can be used with a variety of wearing protocols, that may be customized based on physician preference and patient need. Always follow your physicians instructions if they are different from our suggestions.