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  Donjoy Female Fource ACL (Off-the-Shelf) Knee Brace

Donjoy Female Fource ACL (Off-the-Shelf)
 
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Product Code: 11-1430-1X-11-1431-7X


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Donjoy Female Fource ACL (Off-the-Shelf) Knee Brace

The way that females make cutting and landing movements places them at greater risk of tearing an ACL. In fact, they are 3-8 times more susceptible to ACL tears than males.

To combat this, DonJoy designed the DonJoy Female Fource ACL, a knee brace specifically for females. As well as being made for the female leg, which increases comfort, the brace limits the length of time the knee is in an at-risk position, thereby protecting the ACL (and also supporting the MCL).

The patented FourcePoint hinge system reduces the time that the knee is near or at full extension (the ‘at risk position’), and prevents hyperextension, which is when the ACL is normally torn. The brace achieves this by utilizing a spring mechanism that applies a progressively increasing amount of resistance during knee extension. Extension can be limited by the use of stops that are set according to individual requirements. Progressive resistance engages during the final 25 degrees of extension, and stops knee extension at a definite end point, usually 10 to 20 degrees in order to prevent ACL damage. Normal knee action is not affected by the brace.

The brace also features a patented four-point leverage system that has been clinically proven to increase stability in the knee ligaments, particularly the ACL. It works by strategically placing cuffs and straps in four positions on the front and back of the thigh and calf. These direct stress on the knee backwards onto the tibia, effectively reducing strain on the knee and providing excellent protection for the ligaments.

The Female Fource ACL, available in seven sizes, is a low-profile brace, suitable for wearing under clothes. Press fit upper thigh rivets contribute to the sleek design. It is constructed from aircraft grade, lightweight aluminum. The entire brace weighs only 18 ounces. A lightweight brace is critical for comfort, and for preventing stress and fatigue of the leg.

The medial (inner) thigh area of the brace is designed in a curve to avoid the thigh getting pinched. The medial thigh portion is open so it is possible to wear a brace on each leg if needed.

As the aluminum is malleable, the brace frame can be bent in or out for a better fit. The strap tabs swivel, also allowing for a better fit and suspension of the brace, and the anti-migration calf strap prevents the brace shifting position.

It comes with supra condyle pads that keep the brace in position, no matter the level of activity. Additional, thinner condyle pads are included, which can be substituted if the brace feels a bit tight.

A calf pinch guard is available as an add-on.

The Female Fource ACL comes with a custom graphics sticker sheet, featuring white hibiscus flowers, which can be attached on the thigh bar.

The brace is suitable for use in water. Rinse with fresh water after immersion. A Teflon-based dry lubricant (like a bicycle chain lubricant) will keep the hinge working properly.

The DonJoy Female Fource ACL comes with a one-year warranty on the frame and hinge.

The DonJoy Female Fource addresses biomechanical factors that have been implicated in the high incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in females. Females tend to perform cutting and landing maneuvers with their knees and hips in an extended and less protected position.
The Female Fource incorporates DJO's FourcePoint hinge technology, which has been clinically demonstrated to increase knee flexion angles, limiting the time the knee spends in at-risk positions during activity; therefore, providing females the protection they need.

DonJoy's OTS Female Fource is a lightweight, low profile functional knee brace designed specifically for females and is perfect for the active female returning to sport or the general female population returning to activities of daily living where an OTS brace is required.

Features
  • 4-Points-of-Leverage System
  • Patented FourcePoint technology, the only hinge clinically proven to protect the ACL
  • Swooping Thigh Cuff for inner thigh clearance and bilateral brace use
  • Low profile press-fit upper thigh rivets and Swiveling Strap Tabs to accommodate leg movement
  • Anti-Migration Band anchors on the upper calf enhancing brace suspension
  • Supra Condyle Pad to promote brace suspension
  • Malleable thigh and calf cuffs for an improved fit
  • Sleek, low profile (0.080 – 0.125” thick), aircraft grade aluminum frame
  • Flexion and extension control
  • 1 year warranty on frame and hinges

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