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Levitation Knee Brace

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Health Insurance Approved

Levitation braces are reimbursable under most health insurance plans. Our bracing specialists will be happy to assist you with your claim.

To find out if Levitation is a fit for your unique needs, tell us a bit about yourself. A Bracing Specialist will get in touch within 2 business days.

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Levitation® - The First Tri-Compartment Unloader™ Knee Brace

The Levitation unique tri-compartment unloading knee brace approach combines multiple technologies to:

Reduce pressure throughout the knee:

Levitation is the only knee brace that significantly reduces forces in all three compartments of your knee. Pressure increases throughout the knee when it is bent, reaching up to seven times bodyweight. Equipped with a patented bionic hinge, Levitation absorbs bodyweight and assists with leg extension. This reduces the pressure exerted by the quadriceps on the knee.

Realign the knee:

For those with a misalignment of the knee, the optional pneumatic offloader can be added to Levitation to realign the knee. This further reduces pain, improves strength and stability, and diminishes the risk of falling.

Restore strength with bionics:

Levitation absorbs energy when you bend your knee, and returns that energy as you straighten your leg. This assists your natural movement and helps protect your knees, allowing you to stay active longer. As your strength increases and pain decreases, the power can be dialed back or turned off altogether.

For more information, please download our specification sheet (PDF)

Features Product Description
Unloads all 3 knee compartments Carbon fiber shell
Equal to losing 45 lbs of body weight Powered, bionic hinge
Customizable force-output (assist) Sizing based on customer measurments
Reduces joint compression Maximum Height: 18 inches
Two-year limited warranty on shell and hinge Weight: 990 grams

By providing customized energy return that is tailored to your needs, Levitation can be used across a wide variety of applications. Below are some of the most common uses of Levitation.

Medical Applications Example Athletic Applications
Knee osteoarthritis Golf
Ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL) Tennis
Meniscus (cartilage) injuries Hockey
Many neurologically-based mobility conditions Basketball
Rheumatoid arthritis Hiking

We are dedicated to product quality and want your brace to last a long time. We use aircraft grade materials in Levitation™. Product components are listed below.

Product Components
Brace Shell Carbon Fibre
Hinge & Quick Disconnects Aluminum
Springs Stainless Steel
Bearings Bronze
Padding & Cord Polyethylene
Straps Polyester
Clips Nylon

Levitation sizing is based on customer measurements. Our innovative strapping systems ensure the brace will stay locked in place on your leg by dynamically changing shape to match your leg as you move.

Our sizing process requires three width and three circumference measurements per leg. Once an order has been placed, a Bracing Specialist will instruct you on how to take these measurements to ensure the best possible fit.

With a prescription in hand, most insurance providers will provide coverage for Levitation.

All insurance plans are a bit different and typically vary by region and plan type. You should always follow up directly with your insurance provider for details specific to your plan.

Note that some insurers (in particular in the United States) require a reimbursement code to provide coverage. In the United States, your doctor will prescribe an appropriate HCPCS reimbursement code for custom knee bracing with extension assistance.

We’re confident that our craftsmanship will stand up to everyday use. For purchases made after January 1st, 2020 we offer a 2-year warranty on the brace shell and hinge. We offer a 6-month warranty on soft goods including strapping and padding.

See full warranty details.

We guarantee our product will change your life in the next 30 days or your money back, no question.

Effect of a tri compartment unloader knee brace on knee moments and quadriceps activity during a chair rise and lower and stair descent in individuals with knee osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.(2020)

Design Evaluation of a Novel Multicompartment Unloader Knee Brace
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (2020)

Knee Load Reduction From An Energy Storing Mechanical Brace: A Simulation Study
Canadian Society of Biomechanics (2019)

Summary of Physical Performance Improvements Observed in Military Personnel While Wearing the Levitation Knee Orthosis
Research Abstract (2017)

Visit our research page for more information about ongoing research efforts at Spring Loaded.

Some of our customers have been so kind as to let us share their stories:

Dave Carney, Veteran with knee osteoarthritis – Read Dave’s Story >>

Georgette Reed, Olympian with knee osteoarthritis – Read Georgette’s Story >>