DonJoy Braces

DonJoy S.E.R.F. Patellofemoral Strap

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  • $91.99
  • Regular price $101.59



DonJoy S.E.R.F. Strap Information

The DonJoy S.E.R.F. Strap is the revolutionary change in the way doctors' deal with patellofemoral pain. Traditional treatment of patellofemoral pain (PFP) has been based on the premise that abnormal patellar tracking and/or malalignment is the primary cause of symptoms. While this theory may hold true in some instances, it is not always the case. In fact, the true cause of PFP remains somewhat controversial...until now.

Rreasarch conducted by Dr. Christopher Powers at the University of Southern California has suggested that abnormal patellar tracking may be the result of excessive internal rotation of the femur (i.e. the femur moving under the patella). Donjoy and Dr. Powers have worked together to create a brace that treats the patient's condition at the source... The hip. The S.E.R.F. Strap stabilizes the patellofemoral joint and reduces pain through external rotation of the femur.

  • The first patellofemoral brace designed to treat PFP
  • Stemming from abnormal hip motion (s)
  • If your doctor suspects your PFP is related to poor proximal control, the S.E.R.F.
  • Strap is the right choice
  • Can be used to control abnormal hip motion during leisure/sport activities
  • Unique 3-point hip-leg anchor
  • Reduces patellofemoral pain by externally rotating the hip
  • Thin Breath-O-Prene material
  • Lightweight, breathable, and is designed to be worn underneath clothing
  • Contoured design limits migration during activity
  • Re-Application markers for easy re-application and improved patient compliance
  • 3 sizes fitted using a height-weight index
  • 6 months warranty

Indications

For symptomatic pain relief of patellofemoral dysfunction including subluxation/dislocation, mal-tracking and patellar tendonitis secondary to excessive hip internal rotation.
Goals
  • Patella stability
  • Delay surgery
  • Decrease anti-inflammatory medications
  • Decrease pain symptoms
  • Improve knee function