The Bledsoe 20.50 is the first patellofemoral brace to function in flexion, which is where the pain happens. When afflicted runners run, skiers flex, rowers crunch and basket ball players land. To prevent pain, a patellofemoral brace must function between 20 and 50 degrees flexion.
Functions in Flexion
- Improves patellofemoral tracking- Controls patellar subluxation & dislocation
- Begins to tighten immediately in flexion- Strongest force between 30°and 40°- Relaxes tension past 90° through extension.
Rigid Shell Performance
- Counters the force of the quads and resists rotation- Transforms hamstring force into dynamic tension on the patella
This device is indicated for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) and any condition where additional support to resist lateral patella dislocation is desired. These conditions include Patella Alta, Patella Baja, Patellofemoral Malalignment Syndrome, Patella Subluxation and/or Dislocation, Patellar Tendonitis, Osgood-Schlatter's Disease, Post Operative Effusion, and Jumper's Knee.
Functions dynamically - begins to tighten immediately in flexion, with the strongest force between 30 and 40 degrees. The 20.50 relaxes tension past 90 degrees through extension.
Convenient short length, 12 inches (30.5 cm).
Innovative pneumatic Patello-Force strap allows natural patella movement, including tilt and rotation.
Correct high Q-Angle lateral pull.
New Magnesium alloy -- 30% lighter than aluminum.
Magnesium frame adds MCL and LCL support.
Adjustable Crescent Finger Pad grips the patella to control Medial Tilt, Patellar Baja and other forces.
Circumferential straps provide firm correction, keeping the patella in the groove.
Cooler than neoprene.
Rigid shell performance counters the force of the quads and resists rotation.
Improves patellofemoral tracking.
Controls patellar subluxation and dislocation.