Sports Medicine

Breg Introduces New Osteoarthritis Knee Brace

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services,has launched their next generation unloader knee brace for mild to severe osteoarthritis, Breg Quantum™ OA. Featuring dynamic unloading in a sleek and intuitive design, Quantum is the best of both worlds for technology and ease of use. It has been thoughtfully designed to address the needs of orthopedic practitioners looking for a pain-relieving osteoarthritis brace that their patients will wear.

The global need for knee osteoarthritis (OA) bracing is rapidly growing in part due to today’s aging population, the widespread surge in obesity rates as well as the overall rise in demand for conservative treatment methods. Studies show that 10-20 years after ACL injury, knee osteoarthritis rates are more than 50 percent. With ACL injuries progressively impacting younger patients, it is clear that the upward trend in OA knee bracing will continue.¹ Additionally, it is becoming increasingly common for clinicians to combine modalities like hyaluronic acid injections and platelet-rich plasma with knee bracing, further propelling the presence of OA bracing. The continued introduction of bracing solutions elevates care by helping patients manage pain and maintain activity until surgery is necessary. ²˒³˒⁴

Through dynamic pull unloading technology, Quantum increasingly unloads in the last 30 degrees of extension during critical moments of pain. As patients flex their knee, the unloading force is released, sustaining all-day comfort. Patients can manage their pain using Quantum’s ratchet buckle mechanisms to increase or decrease unloading.

“When Breg released Quantum, I wanted to be among the first to try it due to my own experience with osteoarthritis,” said Dr. Mark Sherman of Staten Island Orthopedics and Sports Med. “This brace is exceptional. It helped me manage pain during my recent fishing trip to New Zealand. The dynamic unloading capability is impressive and it’s a straight-forward, simple to use brace. The brace is extremely light and it allows full range of motion for climbing and kneeling. This will be the go-to brace for my OA patients.”      

About Breg, Inc.
Breg provides remarkably easy products and services to improve the quality and lower the cost of the orthopedic episode, from conservative treatment to pre- and post-surgery. The second largest U.S. provider of orthopedic bracing, Breg is partner to 2,500 clinics, over 6,000 orthopedic surgeons and 1,500 Integrated Delivery Networks, providing sports medicine and rehabilitation products to millions of patients annually. Breg’s interconnected programs and total solutions are designed to fit specific customer needs, giving time back to providers and patients alike to focus on what’s most important. Founded in 1989, Breg is based in Carlsbad, Calif., and is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. Visit www.breg.com.

1 American Academy of Pediatrics, “ACL Injuries Increase among School-Aged Children and Adolescents,” Oct 2015. 
²Lohmander LS et al: “The Long-term Consequence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Meniscus Injuries: Osteoarthritis,” Aug 2007.
3Ratzlaff CR et al: “New Developments in Osteoarthritis. Prevention of Injury-Related Knee Osteoarthritis: Opportunities for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Knee Osteoarthritis,” Aug 2010. 
⁴Zhang Y et al: “Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis,” Aug 2010.

SOURCE Breg, Inc.

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Mason Krell

Mason began his career in the Orthopedic Industry in 2017 when he joined The De Angelis Group as a Research Manager. He has developed a strong network within the industry and is very dedicated to helping companies maximize opportunities and disrupt markets.

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