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Before you buy your CTi there are a few important to steps you need to consider.
For further information read our complete CTi Buying Guide:
1. Check that the CTi is the right brace for you and your chosen sport. The CTi is great at offering support following ligament damage but if you just need something to walk to the shops then perhaps a soft knee support will do the job.
2. Measure yourself correctly for the brace. If you don't measure correctly you may end up with the wrong size which means you might not be fully protected. Let's be honest, if you don't know what size shoes to buy you measure your feet so you get the right size and it's the same for braces.
3. Once you receive your brace you need to take a look at our fitting video before heading out. If you don't fit it correctly then the brace may not offer the support and protection it is designed to offer. If you don't tie your shoe laces then you'd expect to fall over, if you don't secure your brace then it won't do what it's supposed to do.
Remember, you can order your CTi online and fit it yourself (using our helpful videos) or give us a call and have it fitted at a clinic near you for £499.
Introduced thirty years ago to stabilise and protect ligaments and cartilage, the tried and tested CTi design has evolved over time. The central concept, however, remains the same – a static support system consisting of a rigid frame and non-elastic straps.
The CTi® OTS substitutes elements of the rigid CTi® frame with flexible subshells, providing adjustability and an excellent out-of-the-box fit while maintaining the level of support and protection that you would expect from a CTi® knee brace.
With the CTi, the rigid, carbon composite frame supports the shinbone, providing the brace-to-bone contact that’s crucial for maximum stabilisation of the knee joint.
In comparison, non-rigid braces tend to fail under significant stress and braces that substitute soft tissue containment for brace-to-bone contact usually have increased migration problems (i.e. the brace moves during your activity).
CTi’s claim to fame and superiority over alternative dynamic systems is borne out by thousands of satisfied sports people, as well as top surgeons and associated knee specialists. Here are some of the key design features your knees can rely on.
Together they create maximum stabilisation for the knee and prevent those excessive movements that can lead to ligament injury.
In-depth analysis of natural leg motion led to a patented four-bar linkage system, which means the CTi accurately mimics the natural (brace-free) movement of the leg and allows a wide range of motion.
An aerospacer base mesh fabric coated with super skin-friendly Sensil silicone creates a breathable padding system for the CTi, which virtually eliminates migration keeping the brace firmly in position.
No matter which ligaments you have injured, or want to protect from injury, the CTi can help. It also supports against cartilage damage. Properly fitted, the brace can help prevent the small twisting movements in the knee and prevent the ligaments from moving excessively.
The firm contact between brace and shin prevents the forward movement and the rotation of the knee. The non-elastic strap on the thigh provides a counter force which helps to stabilise the knee.
The rigidity across the hinges means that the brace supports the ligaments either side of your knee, helping to control medial and lateral instability.
There are a number of CTi OTS options depending on your requirements and the sport you wish to use it for.
The CTi® OTS is available in Standard and Pro Sport models, with an additional PCL (posterior cruciate ligaments) option for combined ligament instabilities.
The Pro Sport is designed for contact sports and has extra layers of carbon fibre, to withstand impact. If you’re not looking to wear it for a contact sport then the standard version will suffice.
If you are looking to manage a PCL injury then you should select the PCL version, where the PCL kit comes pre-fitted and helping to control the shin bone by preventing it from moving forward beyond its normal range of motion.
Where you are involved in sports such as motocross many riders opt to purchase a set of bi-laterals (pair) in the first instance in order to protect both knees. This sport looks at bracing more prophylactically (prevention) rather than post injury as with other sports.
The pair consists of two Pro Sport versions of the OTS knee brace.
This version of the bi-lateral Pro Sport knee braces include a motocross (MX) kit for each of the braces with consists of a Patella Cup, Sleeve, Gear Guards and CTi Stickers. The MX kit is available at no additional charge, so if you need one then make sure you select it on the product page.
Circumference measurement at the bottom of the knee cap.
Having trouble getting the correct measurement? Check out our measuring video.
|Small||28 - 34cm|
|Medium||34 - 38cm|
|Large||38 - 41cm|
|X-Large||41 - 44cm|
|XX-Large||44 - 48cm|