ATOM is the 4-points brace, made of high quality aluminium hot covered by powder dye.
The orthoses is equipped with 2 anatomic hinges, which reflect physiological knee movement precisely and allow to range of motion adjustment. ATOM has 4 point system. 4 Point System is the best dynamic solution for knee support. Simply, it provides initial stress to tibia in the dorsal direction.
The 4 points system is a dynamic best solution for knee protection. Simply, it gives dorsal preload on the tibia.
What is the 4 point system and how does it work?
To understand it properly, we should focus on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which helps to stabilize of knee joint. It works with posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and they connect femur with tibia. They, together with lateral ligaments (MCL and LCL), provide the best knee stabilization and function.
Still standing gives load and stress on ligaments and causes some tension. Strong blow or sudden motion can cause their strain or rupture.
4 Points Orthoses are used:
- prophylactically as an prevention against knee injures
- to achieve full stabilization in case of instability
- in postoperative treatment
4 Points system was created to reduce knee stress and protect it.
- the first point is on the front of the thigh
- the second point is on the back of the calf
- the third point is the strap on the back of the thigh
- the fourth point is the strap on the front of the calf, which gives preload on the tibia by pushing it aback. This solution decreases the ACL tension.
The key word is “decrease”, what means ATOM does not reduced the tension but maintains the ligament in a little tension. It has positive influence on ligament in healing process and prevents its weakness.
Researchers have focused on ligaments with survey device supported by orthese and they noticed significant decreasing of ligament’s tension (in standing and sitting position) in compare to unsupported leg. Researches claim that 4 point ortheses (4PD) help to protect ACL against the stretching and both during the load and not, the 4PD orthoses have decreased ACL tension. It is result of reaction against the forward forces. For example: in case of loading, the orthoses have decreased the ligament tension of 50%.
Effectiveness of this kind of support is undeniable. The 4PD orthoses protect knee joints against the injury during sport and everyday activities. They minimalize the risk of additional soft tissue injuries before surgery. In postoperative period they provide protection of ligaments insertion for remodeling time (about 12-18 months). During rehabilitation the 4PD orthese allows for more “aggressive treatment” by mobilizing the ligament and other soft tissue to healing.
Purpose of use:
- mild or severe ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL instability
- rehabilitation after ACL or PCL reconstruction
- mixed injuries ACL/PCL
- knee hyperextension
- ATOM brace is the strongest valgus and varus contraction
4P SYSTEM braces are the best protection for ACL. They are dedicated for active athletes, where ACL injury is very likely. They provide maximum security sense and secure knee protection.
Splints 2RA Precision are a double axis anatomic splints which reflect the knee movement and during performance do not change their position towards the joint axis. Splints 2RA are double axis polycentric splints, with coupling mechanism with two main conductive elements which move of parabolic tracks. Such splints are mainly used in all knee joint braces and, apart from angle adjustment, the high lateral knee stabilization is very important. The splints are manufactured with high quality of sanded aluminium, durable cover which what makes splints neutral to the influence of sweat and salt. Flexion and extension angle adjustment is possible with special allen screws. Every brace is equipped with special Allen key which is necessary for adjustment. Anatomic splints provides hyperextension block, 30°, 55°, 75°, 95°, 110° flexion and 15° or 75° extension. The angle adjustment clock is secured from manipulation by unauthorized people. Standard length of the splints is: 290 and 390 mm. The splint and its design are patented in European Union by Reh4Mat company.