Supra knee caliper is our latest & modified model. It can be adjusted as per deformity of legs and suitable for patients suffering from osteoarthritis for more than 1 year. It is a unilateral polycentric joint caliper having angulations system for the correction of Varus & valgus deformity of the legs. It is a very good off- loader also.
Osteoarthritis is a common problem seen in all parts of the world
particularly in aged people. The knee is most frequently involved joint site
associated with disability in Osteoarthritis in a substantial portion
of the population over the age of fifty and spreads more rapidly in
some individuals than in others. In simple terms, it arises due to wear
and tear of the knee joint with increase in age giving tremendous pain
and detains the person from walking and doing routine activities. To get
relief from this, they have to either take some pain killer or consult
an orthopedic surgeon.
Total knee replacement is one surgical method to get relief from this, it bears a higher cost
so, common people can’t afford to go for it. What is the result after replacement ? They can’t sit cross leg or can’t use Indian toilet. PMR Caliper is a scientific innovation and very simple to wear through which person can walk freely without pain and can sit cross leg. It is substantially cheaper in comparison to the Surgical method.
The technique of “PMR® Polycentric Caliper Supra” is to transfer knee
load from Knee joint to calf. It shares the body weight and gives relief to the patient. It is cost effective and affordable for common people.
Consulting Prosthetists and Orthotists & Doctors of Paragon™ Mass
Retail Pvt. Ltd. have developed this caliper. They have fitted it to
many patients those who were advised for total knee joint replacement
and are now comfortable with “PMR® Polycentric Caliper Supra” and
carry on activities of daily life effectively.
Functioning of product
“PMR® Polycentric Caliper Supra“ is a mechanical instrument and it shifts body weight directly to calf from thigh at the place of knee which reduces over burden of the knee and stops further damage. Its angulation system corrects the gap between knee joint and straightens the bending knee joints. Reduction in burden on knee gives relax in knee pain to a large extent and give way to natural repairing done by body.
Supra knee brace can help you:
Control further damage of the knee joint.
Provide support to the knee for walking and climbing the stairs.
Special features of the supra knee brace are:
Custom made sizes for the perfect fit.
Exact & effective varus and valgus pressure exerted closes the deformity.
Wide well cushioned frame padding for 3-point pressure relief system.
Numbered straps ensure simple & correct fastening.
It gives initial result in 10 to 12 days and proper results come in 1
to 1.5 months after proper use of “PMR® Polycentric Caliper Supra" as
guided. It is compulsory to use it 4-6 hrs in a day and it has to be
used at least for 1 to 1 ½ year. After that gradually its use can be
How to Measure
1. Firstly let the patient sit on a stool /chair then with the help of
measuring tape mark 6 inches above and 6 inches below from the knee
2. Now measure the circumference of both the ends in inches only.
3. Measurement should neither be made in more compressed way nor in released manner.
4. If problem is in both legs, take separate measurement of each
leg. This caliper is adjustable up to +1 & -1 inches.