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Flexion contractures often times present in patients with spinal cord injuries, head trauma, or people that have had strokes. Also people with Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, or Multiple Sclerosis can also suffer from contractures.
As the immobility that presents with conditions listed above gets worse, the state of being motionless becomes as much of a problem as the disease or health problem. When muscles aren’t used they lose strength, shrink, and become difficult to use. Losing just a small degree of range-of-motion in any limb can have a negative cascading effect on a person’s overall health. As a person becomes less mobile, that person’s quality of life decreases.
A knee contracture brace is designed to prevent the knee joint from losing range-of-motion by providing constant, gentle resistance. Patients with contractures need to be as active and upright as much as possible.