Neurotech, a division of Bio-Medical Research (BMR), has introduced Kneehab XP, a surface neurostimulation system to strengthen quadriceps muscles and improve knee stability after surgery in the US.
The Kneehab XP system is a conductive garment that features a hand-held controller that delivers stimulation to the quadriceps area of the thigh.
The FDA approved Kneehab XP incorporates Multipath, a patented stimulation technology that stimulates the natural muscle recruitment sequence to maximize fiber contractions.
Kneehab is indicated for muscle re-education of the quadriceps, increasing range of motion of the knee joint, preventing disuse atrophy in the quadriceps for early post-surgical quadriceps strengthening, improving post-surgical knee stability secondary to quadriceps strengthening, and increasing local blood circulation.
The device has shown to be an adjunct therapy for patients with atrophy of the quadriceps muscles as a result of sports injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament, lateral collateral ligament, medial collateral ligament or posterior cruciate ligament.
It is also effective in degenerative conditions including osteoarthritis; knee joint conditions including patella femoral pain syndrome (PFPS); and for strengthening the quadriceps pre and post surgery for ligament repair and knee replacement.