Post-surgery of the knee
The knee joint is a joint complex that is susceptible to numerous injuries, with repair requiring specific surgical techniques for each case. The different surgical techniques or arthroscopy used in the repair of ligament, meniscus or patellofemoral injuries, or post-surgical complications, such as nerve damage, infections or total replacement of the knee joint with a prosthesis due to disease or injury, lead to
symptoms that require complementary treatments and rehabilitation, and the use of control and stabilisation orthoses to ensure post-surgical success, and prevent unwanted movements or mechanical situations that could jeopardise the surgical work performed.
Inflammation or oedematisation of the joint is common in post-surgery and requires bandaging or compression orthoses to reduce the inflammation. The knee joint in post-surgery can suffer from anteroposterior instability.
Rehabilitation to restore the function of the knee in post-surgery requires, in some cases, the help of orthotic devices to contribute to improving the various functions indicated in each case and according to the injury treated. The indication of splints or orthoses for complete immobilisation for varying periods of time can be supplemented with orthoses featuring mechanical joints to control mobility and adjust flexion-extension and mediolateral elements to provide the necessary stability in varus-valgus, even preventing unwanted rotational movements.
Compression orthoses manufactured from elastic fabric and featuring stabilisation systems prevent the occurrence of oedema, and are recommended as a method of preventing future injuries in daily life and especially during sporting activities.