The knee is the largest joint in the body includes the tibiofemoral, patellofemoral and superior tibiofibular joints. There are two menisci between the femoral condyles and tibial plateaus. Their main functions are shock absorption and stability enhancement. There are several ligaments to provide stability and prevent excessive motion. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) are the main ligaments for stabilization of the knee joint. However, this joint is exposed positions makes it vulnerable to injury during activities and sports and also injury associated with old age, such as arthritis.The paksaman knee immobilizer is a brace to immobilize, support and protect the injured or operated knee in extended position. It is recommended for use in early cast removal, fractures, muscular/ligament injury and dislocations.
Edited by Ariasun editorial board
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