The Rebound PCL is designed to apply a physiologically correct, dynamic force, optimal for rehabilitation of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) ruptures, during functional (non-surgical) or post-surgical rehabilitation.
The PCL, compared to the ACL, has the intrinsic ability to heal and regain functionality after injury. Physiologically correct positioning of the PCL during conservative or post-surgical rehabilitation is important, as the PCL experiences variable tensile forces during knee flexion, and healing of the PCL in an elongated position can lead to chronic instability and disability. Insufficient healing after a PCL rupture leads to significant pathologies, such as chronic anterior knee pain or knee OA.
The Rebound PCL applies a physiologically correct dynamic force to the PCL during rehabilitation. The dynamic load on the tibia is generated by applying an anterior directed dynamic force on the calf area, and opposing counter forces on the anterior aspect of the leg.
The Dynamic Tension System™ (DTS) is designed to facilitate healing by increasing the load on the tibia as the knee goes through flexion, and providing an anterior drawer force necessary to decrease load on the healing PCL.
Three shear knob options permit customization of the biochemically correct posterior tibial load for each patient, and allow for adjustment, e.g. in case of swelling.
A polycentric hinge with extension and flexion stops allows for range of motion adjustment.
Lightweight brace with proprietary Sensil® silicone calf liner and doeskin thigh liner to reduce migration, while providing comfort to the user.