Patient-specific osteoarthritis therapy with medi

The new medi osteoarthritis range

Braces can be an effective alternative to joint replacement operations and painkillers.

medi is now expanding its range with three knee braces for treating osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. With the new medi Soft OA light, medi Soft OA and M.4s OA comfort, medi offers solutions for different types of patients and stages of osteoarthritis – for patient specific osteoarthritis therapy.

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OA knee braces for all stages of the disease

OA knee braces are used in conservative as well as in pre- and postoperative therapy. They are characterised by a high level of user comfort and ensure relief of the affected area. Pain can be noticeably alleviated. This helps mobility and activity in the patient’s everyday life.

Knee braces – effective relief and comfortable to wear

Available soon: medi Soft OA light

Available soon: medi Soft OA

Details on the three OA braces from medi

medi Soft OA light and medi Soft OA: effective relief of the knee joint

In the case of knee osteoarthritis, wear causes cartilage damage in the knee joint. This is often caused by the misalignment of the leg axis. This is where the new medi Soft OA light and medi Soft OA orthoses come in, because both work according to the 3-point relief principle. Thanks to the patented, dynamic belt-tensioning, the knee receives maximal relief only when the load is highest – in a stretched-out position during walking or while standing.

Putting on the braces is very easy thanks to the split wrap construction on the thigh and the slip-on design. This is particularly beneficial for older patients. Thanks to the intelligent design, both braces are easy to use. The compressive medi Airtex+ material used on the medi Soft OA light and medi Soft OA stabilises, improves proprioception and increases wearing comfort: It is breathable and wicks away moisture very well.

The braces are adjusted to the individual’s leg shape at specialist medical shops or by the doctor.

medi Soft OA light

  1. Slip-on / wrap design

    Easy to put on and close

  2. Patella recess

    For easier and correct positioning on the leg

  3. Compressive medi Airtex+ material

    Breathable and moisture-wicking material to stabilise and improve proprioception

  4. Non-slip

    Prevents slipping / rotating on the leg

  5. Manual belt-tensioning

    Easy to use and individually adjustable relief

  6. Dynamic relief system

    Patented, dynamic belt-tensioning for relief during stretching motion

  7. Comfort zone at the hollow of the knee

    Soft, breathable material and intelligent strap guide around the sensitive bending area 

medi Soft OA

  1. Slip-on / wrap design

    Easy to put on and close

  2. Patella recess

    For easier and correct positioning on the leg

  3. Compressive medi Airtex+ material

    Breathable and moisture-wicking material to stabilise and improve proprioception

  4. Quick fastener

    Quick and easy donning and doffing

  5. Multi-stage locking system

    Simple and precise adjustment of the relief

  6. Dynamic relief system

    Patented, dynamic belt-tensioning for relief during stretching motion

  7. Comfort zone at the hollow of the knee

    Soft, breathable material and intelligent strap guide around the sensitive bending area 

Greater stability and mobility in everyday life with the M.4®s OA comfort

Greater stability and mobility in everyday life with the M.4®s OA comfort

The new M.4s OA comfort braces relieves and stabilises the knee joint. The lightweight and rigid frame construction, as well as the 4-point stabilisation system, give the patient added safety and stability. The effective 3-point principle relieves the knee joint and protects the leg from breaking-away sideways. In addition, the varus and valgus adjustment hinges minimise pressure on painful areas, allowing the patient to move more easily in their everyday life. Other features enhance the user comfort.

M.4®s OA comfort

  1. Rigid frame

    Reliable stabilisation using the 4-point principle

  2. Adaptive thigh bracket

    Adjusts to the changing shape of the thigh during movement

  3. Slim design

    A flat frame construction and hinge covers allow for discreet wear under clothing

  4. Anti-slip pads

    Innovative ribbed structure for better grip on the skin

  5. Double-layered condylar pad covers

    Prevents rubbing on the skin through optimal glide between the layers of material

  6. Proven relief system

    Effective and safe relief provided by tried-and-tested offloading hinges

How the 3-point relief principle works

The brace keeps the leg in the correct axis and prevents breaking-away into a detrimental varus or valgus misalignment (bow-legged or knock-kneed).

Stress without brace

Stress without brace: break-away of the leg axes

Stress with brace

Stress with brace: Protection against break-away using the 3-point principle

Digital Therapy Guide – an added bonus for patients

At medi, optimal patient care goes far beyond the products. To provide holistic care, medi also needs to provide patients with comprehensive information, accompany and support them in a variety of ways within their therapy and to support them.

What is osteoarthritis?

Tips for self-management

Physio exercises for osteoarthritis

Nutrition tips for osteoarthritis

Instructions for patients for medi Soft OA light, medi Soft OA and M.4s OA comfort

Information for the doctor

OA therapy concept

Physio exercises for OA

Instructions for healthcare professionals