The Mackie Elbow Brace uses a unique infinitely adjustable hinge mounted on a rigid, non-contact frame. This design offers simplicity of function, strong construction, and superior patient comfort. The Mackie hinge mechanism is engineered to allow for smooth and infinite positional settings. Because human physiology varies greatly from individual to individual, the hinge adjustability allows the patient to control how much force is applied to achieve the best result. For this patient-directed approach to be successful, patient tolerance and compliance is crucial. Static-Progressive Stretch is a proven concept for effective and permanent gain in range of motion.
The Mackie Hinge Elbow Brace has the ability to be used in both flexion and extension. This can avoid the added expense of a second brace because many patients require stretch in both directions. Physician prescribed wearing protocols allow the patient to incrementally stretch the joint to tolerance. The Mackie Hinge Elbow Brace can be used with a variety of Wearing Protocols. Always follow your physicians instructions if they are different from our suggestions. Patient Application Instructions are easy to understand.
The frame and “Mackie” hinge of your brace are covered by a one year limited warranty against defects in materials or craftsmanship; soft goods are covered by a six month limited warranty.
The Mackie Elbow Brace is designed to stretch soft tissue contractures and return the maximum range of motion possible to the joint. This treatment is usually prescribed following surgery and in addition to other therapeutic measures. The patient should discuss the wearing schedule with the physician who prescribed the brace.
Knobs may be removed for patient compliance or for patient convenience.
Tension should be readjusted when reapplying the brace as instructed, using the knobs to increase/decrease tension.