Breg, Inc., a provider of sports medicine products and services, recently announced that it is unveiling three new products and a technological innovation for knee bracing at this week’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) in Orlando. The company’s product introductions include VPULSE therapy, a new device that is helping to reduce hospital readmissions related to blood clots.
Visit Breg at AAOS booth #745 to see how VPULSE assists with DVT prevention along with a combination of cold therapy and wound compression: http://www.breg.com/vpulse.
VPULSE therapy is the only hospital-to-home device that assists with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) prevention therapy and delivers motorized cold therapy and wound compression. DVT is the development of blood clots in a deep vein, commonly the thigh or calf. A Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is a clot that breaks free and travels to the lungs. Combined, these two conditions, known as Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), affect 900,000 Americans annually, and as many as 11 percent die from it. The most common preventable cause of hospital deaths in the U.S.,1 VTE is a risk for patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery. More than 50 percent of surgery-related VTE happens after discharge, presenting a need for at-home prophylaxis.2
In addition to VPULSE, Breg’s new products include FastForm bracing, an alternative to casting, and the Genesis mid-calf walker boot, the lightest full shell boot on the market. Breg also introduced Dynamic bracing, a new technology available on select knee braces that uses the body’s own movement to provide force only when needed.
About Breg’s New Products
FastForm upper extremity bracing, an alternative to plaster or fiberglass casting, gives patients a highly customized fit that is lightweight, water resistant, radiolucent and biodegradable. When heated, FastForm’s PolyTrexX polymer becomes pliable and conformable. Once molded to the patient’s anatomy, the brace cures to a high strength, ventilated immobilization orthosis. Easily removable, FastForm can be reheated and reformed to match the patient’s care cycle. The integrated DermaWick liner wicks moisture away, keeping skin dry and reducing itch and odor.
The Genesis Mid-Calf Walker Boot is lightweight and low-profile, and 24 percent shorter than a full-size boot. Designed to address problems of comfort and maneuverability that many patients experience, the boot is inspired by athletic shoe technology. The Genesis Mid-Calf Walker mimics a healthy gait, allowing patients to recover with minimal disruption.
Dynamic bracing, available only on specific Breg ligament knee braces, is biomechanically designed to provide force to the knee at the time of medical need during knee extension. The brace relieves the pressure when force is not needed, allowing patients’ freedom of movement. Dynamic technology is available for ACL/PCL, OA and patellofemoral support.