The Breg PTO Knee Brace effectively reduces and treats pain and instability from patellar maltracking. The PTO is one of the world's most relied-upon brace for the treatment of kneecap (patella) problems. The unique patella buttress attaches to the side hinge bars to provide greater force on the patella and normalize tracking during walking and running activities. The PTO (Patella Tracking Orthosis) hinge dynamically adjusts the amount of compression applied through the lateral pressure plate on the patella buttress according to the amount of bend in the knee. As the knee moves into extension, the plate and buttress work together to form a lateral "soft tissue wall" to control patella subluxation. The Breg PTO provides effective stabilization for patella maltracking, subluxations/dislocations, and patella instability. The hinged design, dynamic patella donut capabilitiy, and lightweight materials make it a favorite. It's available in a standard neoprene or soft Airmesh material which is both breathable and latex-free. The PTO "standard" model features lightweight aluminum for durability that's suitable for everyday use, rehabilitation of common patella overuse injuries, and non-contact sports.
Breg PTO Knee Brace Features:
- Patented Cawley Tension Hinge adjusts tension generated by the hinge bars to pull the buttress down around the patella to enhance patella stabilization.
- Only patellofemoral brace on the market that works "dynamically" as the patient performs normal knee movement while walking and/or running.
- Adjusts to whatever range of motion is necessary at the knee while bending or straightening the knee for normalized gait.
- Progressive compression of the lateral soft tissue (peak force reached at full extension) surrounding the knee cap is applied enhancing the positive effects of the patella buttress.
- Available in sizes XS-XXL - please see our sizing chart tab above for important sizing guidelines.
- The PTO is available in standard neoprene or Airmesh material- a lycra/polyester material that breathes for comfort. Excellent for warmer climates.
- Right/left specific.
Side: choose right or left knee.
Material: choose Airmesh or standard neoprene material.
Version: choose between standard models with the material left in behind the back of the knee or an open back popliteal cutout behind the knee where the brace material has been removed to reduce bunching up with deep knee bending.
Recommended Manufacturer HCPC: L1820
The Breg PTO Knee Brace is routinely used to treat the following types of injuries:
- Mild chondromalacia.
- Patella subluxation/dislocation.
- Chronic patellar maltracking.
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome.
- Post surgical lateral release.
- Post surgical patellar realignment.
- Sizing chart
The Breg PTO brace features a standard strength aluminum hinge - athletes wanting to use this brace for contact sports should choose the "High Performance" model with a stronger aluminum used in the hinge bars for greater strength and durability.
BREG's Airmesh® is a revolutionary, 3D, latex free, non-neoprene material, ideal for those who are allergic to neoprene as well as anyone desiring breathable support for extended daily use.
The PTO knee brace in Airmesh provides the following benefits:
- Absorbs moisture, moving it away from the body, allowing for evaporation to occur through natural air circulation.
- Fast drying.
- Polyester/nylon/Lycra blend.
- Half the weight of neoprene.
- Latex free.
- More than 1 great product
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