One of the primary effects of knee osteoarthritis is the degeneration of cartilage. Knee cartilage is crucial for normal joint function as it provides protective cushioning for the bony surfaces of the joint and stops them from coming into direct contact with one another. In many cases of moderate or severe osteoarthritis, the pain and disability associated with bone on bone contact is an important factor in the decision to undergo knee replacement surgery. Stem cell injections for knee arthritis may one day provide patients with a less invasive alternative to the common surgical procedures used today. Not only can stem cells potentially help relieve pain caused by knee osteoarthritis, they may also be able to slow, or even reverse the degeneration of cartilage.More»
If your knee osteoarthritis has driven you to consider knee replacement surgery, keep reading. For many with moderate or severe knee osteoarthritis, surgery can seem inevitable. While knee replacement surgery is a well established and effective treatment option, reluctance to undergo the procedure is understandable. Knee replacements can be expensive and the recovery can be difficult. Fortunately, recent innovations in osteoarthritis knee brace technology may help you to reduce your consumption of painkillers and avoid or dramatically delay the need for surgery.More»
Knee bracing solutions are increasing in popularity, particularly with the advent of tri-compartment unloading technology. This recent advancement in knee bracing technology now provides all knee osteoarthritis patients the opportunity to relieve their knee pain. There are more product choices than ever before and as a consequence, more diligence is required to ensure you select the product that best fits your situation. Choosing the wrong knee brace for arthritis can lead to frustration and disappointment as it will provide only a slight benefit. Choosing the right brace could afford you with life-changing increases in mobility, reduced pain, and confidence. What brace is right for you? It all depends on the pattern of knee arthritis you have.More»
Thinking about purchasing an unloader knee brace to help with your arthritis? We break down the best and most popular products so you don’t have to.More»
Ever wondered what knee replacement surgery actually looks like on video? We have you covered with some of the best views of the operating table.More»
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about what you can expect from the Levitation™ knee brace. You asked; we listened! This is your go-to guide on how our bionic knee brace can help you do more of what you love every day. First, we’ll look at how the Levitation knee brace is different from most knee braces on the market. Then we’ll explore how our bionic knee brace can help in cases of knee injuries, osteoarthritis, work place activities, and athletics. More»
Today, I’m proud to announce that Spring Loaded is one of ten finalists in the 2015 BDC Young Entrepreneur’s Awards. The contest rewards Canadian entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-35 whose company has reached a crossroads and needs to implement an innovative solution to ensure their company’s continued growth. The grand prize? $100,000 cash to implement the proposed solution.
What do you expect a knee brace to do? As a patient, this question has likely crossed your mind when you peruse through the many options available on the market today. As a therapist, this question is fundamental for prescription, and as an athlete or manual laborer have you not wondered whether bracing might in fact make your life easier? More»