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Hinged Knee Braces - Horseshoe Butress Pad?

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Frosty the Snowman, I second the vote. I use a support with adjustable wedges which remind my wrecked left knee not to hyperextend. Post surgery now about 90%. Avoid bumps, running etc. Tried skiing without support but during the 1st trip the errant knee decided to "switch off" during the middle of a carved turn, fortunately I was able to finish the turn on the other leg!. Have had numerous close calls walking, in the gym, swimming.. This usually results in a weeks swelling!. Surgeons comments "Well you're not an 18 year old footballer you know" My S.O now uses a CTI brace supplied by the NHS for his work, and he learned to ski 20 years ago oblivious to the fact that he was missing a cruciate ligament! Shocked
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Not quite on topic, and with lots of humility in the prescence of all these medic types, but I was back on snow last week after quite a bad medial injury on Boxing Day. I used a prosport hinged brace and found it gave good support. I also found that the exercise of skiiing was making my knee stronger and fitter every day. Now I am back at work and managing without even a support bandage. If I get another slide this year, I think I will try it without support, given what the medics have said above. I am by the way, badly overweight but did a heck of a lot of cycling as a young man and still run up and down stairs most of the day.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Chris Bish wrote:
still run up and down stairs most of the day.


Chris's job is:

a) bus conductor
b) lift attendant in a building with no lifts
c) escalator repair man

Any other suggestions?
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OK, I confess to hyperbole!

I am a heavily photo-copier dependant teacher, with an upstairs classroom and a downstairs photo-copier. snowHead
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Chris Bish, you have my admiration. I think that I could make a reasonable fist of most mainstream jobs, given the training, but teaching, no way. And you can run up and down stairs all day.
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Frosty the Snowman,

Sounds like you have got it as covered as you possible could in the circumstances.

I thinks jumps are a killer and stopped doing them a few years ago. Only where very necessary now!
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JT, No sympathy please. I am just as obsessed as aall other snowheads. I believe there are many different ways that people enjoy a skiing holiday. They each have their own merits. snowHead Very Happy
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