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Knee brace for osteoarthritis that relieves and secures the knee without hindering mobility during your daily activities.

Indications for EPITACT® knee brace for osteoarthritis
Is your knee painful and restricting your movements?
Relieve your pain and stay active with PHYSIOstrap® Medical!
EPITACT® PHYSIOstrap® medical knee brace prevents and relieves knee pain caused by patellar pathologies (patellofemoral osteoarthritis, patellar syndrome, etc.).
By effectively supporting the patella, it provides a sense of stability, enabling you to pursue or resume your daily activities with peace of mind. Totally flexible, this knee brace for osteoarthritis preserves total freedom of movement.

PHYSIOstrap® medical knee brace effectiveness tests
A study(1) showed that lateral displacement of the patella was reduced by over 42% in the presence of the PHYSIOstrap® Médical knee brace.
A satisfaction survey(2) also revealed that over 90% of users experienced pain relief, comfort and were satisfied with the support provided by the knee brace.
(1)Study conducted in 2017 on 10 patients to assess lateral patella offset in static with and without medical knee brace.
(2)Bailiff's report carried out in 2016 following a satisfaction survey of 43 users to assess the effectiveness, comfort and fit of the knee brace.

How to use the osteoarthritis knee support
Wash knee brace before 1st use.
Do not wear for prolonged periods in a seated position (leg bent at more than 90°) or lying down.
For optimum wear: before use, do not apply moisturizing cosmetics and wash the knee brace, or at least the silicone elastic bands, with soap and water.
To limit the risk of skin irritation, an adaptation period may be necessary. Wear PHYSIOstrap® for less than an hour the first time, then gradually increase the wearing time to a full day.
In the event of pain, swelling, discomfort or any other abnormal reaction, stop using the osteoarthritis knee support and consult a doctor.

Contraindications for PHYSIOstrap® knee brace
Do not use on skin lesions.
Do not use in cases of arteritis, severe varicose veins, phlebitis sequelae or (lymphatic/veinous) edema of the leg and/or thigh, to avoid impeding circulation. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Do not use with compression stockings.

Number of items: sold individually
Right/left: can be worn on either knee
Pack contents: 1 knee brace + 1 pouch + 1 instruction leaflet
Composition: 71% polyamide/elastane fabric, 29% silicone
How do I care for my osteoarthritis knee brace?
The medical kneepad is machine-washable at 30°C, or hand-washable (without rubbing) with soap and water. Do not use detergents or stain removers (bleach, acetone, solvents, etc.). Do not chlorinate. Do not iron or steam. Do not tumble dry. No dry-cleaning. Discard and replace knee pads as soon as gel cracks appear, or fabric or seams deteriorate.

What is gonarthrosis?
Gonarthrosis is the medical term for osteoarthritis of the knee. It involves wear and tear of the cartilage of the knee joint, either between the femur and the patella (patellofemoral joint), or between the femur and the tibia (femorotibial joint), or both. This irreversible deterioration causes pain and progressively reduces mobility and the ability to carry out daily activities.

When and for how long should the osteoarthritis knee brace be worn?
PHYSIOstrap® Médical knee brace for osteoarthritis can be worn all day, every day, as part of a routine activity that alternates between mobile and static activities. It can be used for prevention or to relieve pain. Made from hard-wearing fabric and quality materials, it lasts an average of 6 months (provided you follow the instructions for use and care).

How to choose the right size?
Using a tape measure, measure the circumference of your knee in a semi-flexed position, starting from the center of the kneecap. Transfer the measurement to the size guide. If you hesitate between two sizes, choose the smaller one.

Can the medical knee support be worn for sports?
The PHYSIOstrap® medical knee support is designed to be worn on a daily basis by people who are active but not necessarily sporty. For physical activity, EPITACT® has created the PHYSIOstrap® SPORT, which is better suited to the intense conditions of sport (wide-range movements, perspiration, etc.) thanks to its patterned design.

Can this support help me with a torn meniscus?
The osteoarthritis knee brace is not suitable for meniscus injuries. It is a patellar knee brace that prevents and relieves pain in fragile knees (patellofemoral osteoarthritis, patellar syndrome, patellar tendonitis, ligament fragility, etc.).