sports injuries

Ski Knee Brace

Your Ski Knee Brace will stabilise and minimise injury to the four main ligaments:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)

The ACL is a main stabilising ligament, which crosses through the middle of the knee joint. It is commonly injured during high impact sports such as skiing and football. This ligament prevents hyperextension and excessive rotation of the joint during activity. The PCL is the other main ligament within the knee and works with the ACL to provide stability for the knee. The cross to form an ‘X’ shape so the knee can remain flexible and extend without side to side movement.

The MCL and LCL are the located either side of the knee. The MCL attaches the tibia and femur at the inside of the joint, the LCL at the outside of the joint. Injury of either of these ligaments can result in a valgus (knock knee) or varus (bow leg) knee position. The MCL can be damaged in sporting activities when force is applied to the outside of the leg, just above the knee. The medial ligament can also be damaged due to excessive unnatural rotation. For example in football game, a player’s studs get caught in the grass and tries to turn to the side, away from the stationery leg. The LCL is usually injured by pressure placed on the knee-joint from the inside, resulting in stress on the outside of the joint.

Our knee braces can provide support for knees that have sustained a combined ligament injury as well as those that have suffered damage to individual ligaments.

Why choose us to provide your Ski Knee Support?

All of our clinicians are registered and expert in their field. We provide braces to suit all conditions from major suppliers such as Ossur, DonJoy, Medi and Townsend. Our Ski Knee Brace range is designed to provide:

  • Firm, comfortable control with easy to wear fastenings and support.
  • Close contact and contours to distribute loading.
  • Three and four point pressure to control all four ligaments in the knee simultaneously.
  • Adjustable flexible femoral and tibial cuffs to allow muscles to work effectively during exercise to maintain mobility.
  • Rigid support across the knee.
  • Lightweight carbon fibre or aircraft aluminium frame for ease of wear.
  • Durable to absorb high activity impact so you can return to sports sooner.

What will happen when you call us?

We will arrange a consultation to discuss your needs with you in detail and determine your Ski Knee Brace requirements. The consultation includes:

  • Testing all the ligaments within the knee.
  • Consider the different braces in our treatment range and recommend a ski knee brace which fits your personal circumstances.
  • Give you advice and information on how your ski knee brace will protect and repair the injury.
  • Measure and fit the brace to ensure optimum comfort and effective treatment.
  • Instruct you on how to use your brace, look after it and prolong its lifespan.

When you see us, our recommendations will depend on the history of your injury, the type of injury (ligament, cartilage or bone), its severity (or ligament laxity), and the activity level that you expect or need to achieve. We will then suggest a suitable Ski Knee Support that is individual to your personal condition. Should you agree to go ahead, we’ll supply you with your new Ski Knee Brace, enabling you to get on and enjoy your skiing holiday with minimal worry.