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Fitting Instructions REHABILITATOR ™ OA - LP
For optimal brace fit, the OA REHABILITATOR™ should be worn against the skin. Any garment worn under the brace should conform to the skin. Material folds from garments can cause shear forces on the skin, which should be avoided at all times during brace use.
Open all straps on the brace by pressing the release button on the buckle. Release button
While seated, with leg extended, place the brace on the leg with the bottom cuff positioned approximately 4 inches below the middle of the knee cap. (we recommend the use of a marker to mark this spot on the initial fitting). Middle of the Knee Cap (Patella) 4 in
Secure the upper thigh strap (strap marked #1) by inserting the clip on the end of the strap into the buckle on the brace. Repeat this process with the 2, 3, and 4 straps in the proper order. Stand up and adjust all straps for comfort. Make sure the brace feels comfortable and secure on your leg. Take a brief walk. The brace should not migrate down the leg. If it does, re tighten the straps.
TAKE A SHORT WALK to assess brace comfort and support. Inflate or deflate the bladders until optimal pain relief and comfort is achieved. To remove air from the bladder(s), insert the black tip of the air actuator into the round receptors and the bladders will automatically deflate. DeflateInflate
VarusValgus Inflate the upper bladder by inserting the clear end of the air actuator (pump) into the black receptor located on the upper sidebar, (lateral side for varus and the medial side for valgus) until the bladder comfortably presses against the knee. Inflate the lower bladder by inserting the clear end of the air actuator into the round white receptor located on the lower lateral sidebar. Inflate until the bladder secures itself to the leg.
Wear the brace for 1 to 3 hrs for the first few days and gradually work into a longer wearing schedule. Weakened muscles may feel tired at first.
If there is discomfort on the knee from the air bladder, remove some of the air from the bladder until comfort is achieved.
Bladders may also be adjusted on sidebar to achieve optimal comfort. Remove the brace and open the hinge cover. Both bladders are secured with hook and loop and are removable so that they can be relocated for a proper adjustment.
If the brace migrates while walking, readjust straps as necessary. More air may also be needed in the bladders. NOTE – If physician order includes flexion or extension limitations, a tool is included to adjust flexion and extension stops.
ADJUSTING FLEXION AND EXTENSION With tool provided, unscrew the flexion and/or extension pin and remove the post from the back side of the hinge. Replace the post and the pin in the desired flexion and/or extension hole. Tighten the pin with the tool provided. Extension Flexion