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Hinged Elbow Brace

hinged elbow braces

Hinged elbow braces are categorized as a moderate to maximum level of support. Most people would not wear a hinged elbow brace as a precaution or for prevention of an elbow injury because these braces tend to be a larger and more expensive. However, if you are someone who has already experienced an elbow injury and are recovering, a hinged brace is a great way to protect the elbow joint from further injury.

What is a Hinged Elbow Brace?

A hinged elbow brace is a fully supportive fitted brace that is used to control the range of motion in the elbow joint. Hinged on either side are designed to stop the elbow once it reaches 0 degrees and prevent is from moving back more and injuring the joint. Some braces also provide crossing straps that help with later/medial movement.

Depending on the type of brace, some will also offer thermal support. This means that the heat associated with the material wrapped around the elbow joint leads o increased circulation. When there is more blood flow through a joint it leads to quicker recoveries.

Here are 4 top hinged elbow braces:

The hinged elbow brace provides a one touch button that can finely adjust the degree you wish to have your elbow stopped at. The brace can be adjusted as the lower and upper arm which offers a great fir for all sizes of arms. This brace is very comfortable with washable lined padding.

DLX Post-Op Elbow Brace

DLX Post-Op Elbow Brace

CONTROL MOVEMENT: Range of motion of the elbow in 15 degree increments

EASY HINGE: Easy One Touch adjustment for your desired Range of Motion

LENGTH ADJUSTMENT: Telescoping length allows for better control of the elbow

ADJUSTABLE STRAPS: Adjustable straps and Velcro for easy fitting and fast removal

COOLING DESIGN: Cool wrap soft goods for improved support and easier strut length adjustments

Orthomen ROM Post Op Elbow Brace

 ROM Post Op Elbow Brace

Indications: 
Post-operative immobilization or ROM control for the elbow 
Conservative treatment of elbow dislocation or luxation 
Stable or internally fixed fractures of the distal humerus or proximal radius or ulna 
Functions: 
Immobilization of the elbow in 10~15° increments 
Limit ROM by adjustable simple setting hinges 
Features: 
Transcendent overall adjustability 
Simply press and rotate settings 
"One push bottom" can be released for length adjustment 
Extension limitation at: 0°, 10°, 20°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90° 
Flexion limitation at: 0°, 10°, 20°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 105°, 120° 
Immobilization limitation at: 0°, 10°, 20°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90° 
Length adjustments from 13.5" to 17" 
Breathable laminated soft foam material offers air permeability and moisture 
vapor transport. 

Post-Op elbow brace offers state-of-the art range-of-motion control and locking capabilities. Only Post-Op Elbow Brace allows flexion and extension adjustments at the touch of a button and a quick lock from 0° to 90° in 15° increments. The ease of use and versatility of the DLX Range of Motion Post-Op Elbow Brace can support a variety of protocols following major ligament surgery, elbow reconstruction, ligament and tendon repairs, surgical repair of a fracture and biceps repair.

The adjustable length allows for an acurate fitting for this important rehabilitation device. The cool wrap design allows for a comfortable all-day application. The included arm sling strap limits migration so the brace stays where it belongs while helping your arm rest comfortably.

Why use the Post-Op Elbow Brace?

The Post-Op Elbow Brace immobilizes the elbow and limits the amount of flexion and extension possible. The hinge is designed to limit the elbow joint from extending further once it has reached a certain degree. This is done to protect the soft tissue of the elbow joint and allow it to heel after surgery or injury and to not allow the elbow joint to re-injure in the same way. This means that a post-op elbow brace can be worn before and after surgery for maximum protection.

Using proven technologies to design a elbow brace with maximum protection for patient satisfaction. There are multiple aspects to this elbow brace. First off is the hinged brace that is easily adjustable and will limit range of motion. Second is the optional arm bar to prevent anti-supination/ pronation movements. Both the elbow brace and the added arm strap are padded for comfort and to help prevent the brace from migrating.

If you are someone who has recently had elbow reconstruction, ligament and tendon repairs, surgical repair of a fracture and biceps repair this is a highly recommended post-op elbow brace.

Orthomen ROM Post Op Elbow Brace

Orthomen ROM Elbow Brace with Sling

 

Indications: 
Post-operative immobilization or ROM control for the elbow
Conservative treatment of elbow dislocation or luxation
Stable or internally fixed fractures of the distal humerus or proximal radius or ulna
Functions: 
Immobilization or fix the elbow in every 15°
With padded shoulder strap to release the pressure around shoulder
Simply press and rotate settings 
Extension limitation from 0° ~ 60°
Flexion limitation from 0° ~ 120°
Flexion from 0° ~ 60°
Adjustable in every 15°

Ossur Innovator X Post-Op Elbow Brace

Ossur Innovator X PostOp Elbow Brace

About the Product

Indicated for controlled ROM

OneTouch button enables easy release for Slide-to-Size length adjustments

Allows for controlled flexion/extension

Simple press, rotate and release flexion and extension setting

Sensil padding on the strapping system reduces slipping and malleable aluminum cuffs enable the fitter to customize the Innovator X to varying anatomy

The Post-Op Elbow Support can be used for non-operative application, collateral ligament strains and ruptures and ulnar nerve transposition. May be used following early cast removal to stabilize fractures and post-operative immobilization. The removable arm bar kit assists in the prevention of pronation/supination. Innovator hinge provides the most comprehensive range of motion solution in the industry. Indicated for controlled ROM. OneTouch button enables easy release for Slide-to-Size length adjustments. Allows for controlled flexion/extension. Simple press, rotate and release flexion and extension setting. Sensil padding on the strapping system reduces slipping and malleable aluminum cuffs enable the fitter to customize the to varying anatomy. Comfort pad at the neck and shoulder. Optional Anti-supination/pronation Arm Bar Kit is available. Low-cost alternative to serial casting. Universal sizing. Choose left or right brace. Indications The Post-Op Elbow Support is ideal for the treatment of stable supracondylar fractures, stable radial fractures, and lateral/medial epicondylitis. Goals Adjustable immobilization. Controlled ROM. Decrease anti-inflammatory medications. Decrease pain symptoms. Improve elbow joint function. Alternative to casting.

If you are someone who has recently had elbow reconstruction, ligament and tendon repairs, surgical repair of a fracture and biceps repair this is a highly recommended post-op elbow brace.

How to apply arm slings

Arm slings are often included when you use elbow braces and this is the final step in the application process.

Attach the sling to the bar of the elbow brace that is closest to the body. Wrap the loop end of sling around the bar in between the bicep strap and the shoulder end bracket.

Insert the free end of the sling into the loop and pull through until secure.

With the gray side of the sling toward the body, wrap around body: under the arm, across the back, up over the opposite shoulder and around the Elbow Brace wrist bracket. Attach the end tab to the arm sling strap across chest.

For additional security, slide the black ring over end tab.

Who would benefit from a hinged elbow brace?

hyperextension

A hinged elbow brace offers maximum support and protection to the soft tissue in your elbow joint. This means some braces will be a bit bulkier then a typical elbow sleeve or strap. This type of brace is most commonly used by someone who has already had an injury occur.

Someone who suffers from chronic elbow injuries would benefit from a hinged elbow brace to help prevent the elbow joint from moving into the risky positions that have injured it in the past.

The main feature of a hinged brace is to prevent the elbow joint from moving into hyperextension. This is when the elbow bends backwards beyond its normal range of motion. This motion can be damaging to ligaments, bones and muscles within the joint. This type of injury is common in contact sports like football and martial arts as well as gymnastics. So anyone who has experienced an elbow injury similar wanting to return to sport but not 100% healed should consider some reinforcement by wearing a hinged elbow brace.

 

How To Secure An Elbow Brace Properly

Regardless of the use, we must remember that the main purpose of elbow stiffness treatment – whether in conservative or surgical manner – is to re-establish at least a range of motion between 30 to 130 degrees in flexion-extension, and up to 50 degrees in pronation and 50 degrees in supination. Also, a range of motion helps to constitute the arc movement that permits the most common daily activities.

Standard procedure

Set the control knob to the unlocked position.

Remove the stops from the brace hinge with an Allen wrench, which is normally included with brace.

Open each of the four straps and lay arm in brace. The bracket with the blue fabric should be placed toward the shoulder and the black bracket near the wrist. The hinge and control knob should be positioned on either side of the elbow joint.

Secure the straps in the following order: wrist, shoulder, forearm, and bicep.

To ensure that the brace hinge and control knob are aligned with the crease of the elbow, you can adjust the forearm and bicep straps. Make sure to adjust both the top portion of the straps as well as the bottom.

It is critical that the brace hinge and control knob are aligned with the crease of the elbow at all times for proper fit.

If desired, insert the stops into the hinge using an allen wrench. The stops can be positioned for limited range-of-motion (ROM) in the unlocked position.

Alternative procedure

This process is suggested for patients who may have difficulty securing the straps of the elbow brace with their non-dominant arm, or have functional limitations in their upper extremities.

Loosen each strap but do not completely open the strap. Carefully slide arm into brace making sure that each strap wraps around the arm.

Align the hinge mechanism with the elbow crease.

Secure the four straps in order: wrist, shoulder, forearm, and bicep.

If you have suffered from an elbow injury that requires surgery, then a post-op elbow brace is highly recommended. After surgery these braces are worn to protect and limit the range of motion in the elbow. This allows the elbow to heel quicker therefore allowing the athlete to return to sport sooner.

Lastly, specific hinged elbow braces can be used to reduce valgus overload stress. This is the stress associated with repeated forceful overhead motions. Baseball pitchers, tennis players, and volleyball players are common athletes who would benefit from an overload brace.


2 comments

  • Aaron Levine

    I bought the Orthomen ROM Post Op Elbow Brace for post surgery after a complete tricep tear at the elbow. Can’t buy a better brace for the money! My PT guys were blown away when I told them what I paid. I was skeptical because of the price and was planning on spending at least $400.00 but this brace is awesome! I’ve been working out and doing lots of cardio and it stays in place and is comfortable. I’ve only had it for a short amount of time but so far It’s worked as good as ones over 3x’s in price.

  • Annette Carstens

    Perfect

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