For individuals suffering from lateral compartment osteoarthritis

Orthofix International N.V. (Orthofix) has introduced Fusion Lateral OA Brace, which features an ultra-thin low-profile hinge designed for individuals suffering from lateral compartment osteoarthritis (OA).

The Fusion Lateral OA Brace was developed to off-load knee stress for individuals suffering with osteoarthritis. The low-profile hinge is designed to reduce interference during the wearer’s movement specifically on the inside, or medial, part of the knee. As the newest member of the BREG family of Fusion functional knee braces, the new Lateral OA Brace is designed to provide support for the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), as well as protection for collateral ligaments, without hindering the wearer’s activity.

The Fusion Lateral OA Brace features BREG’s thumbwheel dial that allows precision off-loading adjustments without any tools. The brace’s frame also incorporates BREG’s ProForm technology, which uses Zytel, a strong yet flexible polymer. This streamlined, lightweight frame was designed to conform intimately to the leg, reduce migration, promote natural motion and provide superior protection.

Alan Milinazzo, president and CEO of Orthofix, said: “Since the successful launch of Fusion OA in 2006, the need for OA bracing has grown steadily. We are proud of our ability to develop and launch innovative new products in response to the evolving needs of our physician customers and their patients.”