The march of medical technology is swift; constantly punctuating the industry with clever new ideas. As a specialist in San Diego knee surgery, I am particularly attuned to any mention of medical devices that might save patients the discomfort and commitment of the need for surgery.

One such device has been receiving a good deal of press recently. Designed to help patients who suffer with knee pain maintain mobility without wearing a cumbersome brace, the product is comprised of tights that contain rigid guides:

Opedix has struggled to differentiate itself from another type of garment that’s popular with runners and looks very similar: compression tights. What sets Opedix tights apart, Mr. Gustafson says, are the bands of stiff fabric that descend down the leg from the hips, wrap around the knees and extend to the ankles.

It is a promising idea, and a nice reminder that we still have much to learn and invent in the field of sports medicine. But until such devices are clinically proven, your best bet to relieve chronic knee pain is to visit a San Diego knee surgery expert today.

© 2023 Dr. Robert Afra – San Diego Orthopedic Surgery Shoulder – Knee – Elbow