CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Breg Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, announced today the introduction of an innovative new T Scope® Hip Brace that delivers enhanced comfort, support and protection during post-operative hip rehabilitation. Hip arthroscopy is fast growing, with an estimated 70,000 procedures performed in the United States each year1. This new brace positions Breg to become a valued partner to medical professionals in this growing category.
The brace features Breg's telescoping design for a fast, universal fit. The patented T Scope Premier range of motion hinge provides quick-adjusting stops; it also features a "Quick Lock" to lock out brace positions with the push of a button and a unique waist compression lacing system that gives patients an easy "one-handed pull" for an intimate fit and additional back support. Extra padding throughout the brace provides comfort, and details like cushioned hand protection for people using crutches, are among the features that help ensure patient compliance.
"Our patients really like the comfort of the new T Scope Hip brace, particularly the compression waist belt," said James Voos, MD, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City in Leawood, Kansas, and field trial site for the brace. "It's important for patients to actually wear a brace to aid in their rehabilitation, and if it is not comfortable, they will not wear it. The new T Scope Hip brace has many attributes, such as telescoping bars to fit a wide variety of patients and an easy to use range-of-motion hinge which makes it easy for my staff to adjust. Once fit, this brace is comfortable, easy for patients to use and most importantly, allows them to comply with the prescribed use."
The T Scope Hip brace's stiff telescoping bars and overall brace design limit hip abduction and adduction, and the semi-rigid cuffs help maintain control of the femur. The T Scope Hip brace also features a revolutionary compression waist belt with ergonomic lacer pull that allows for maximum compression with minimal effort.
"We worked closely with industry-leading physicians on the design to deliver a brace which provides function and comfort to support patient compliance," said Brad Lee, president of Breg. "We believe the new T Scope Hip brace will become the market leader because of its unique features and overall comfort."
For more information on the T Scope Hip brace visit http://www.breg.com/.
Links to multimedia assets:
T Scope Hip Application Video: breg.com/TSH
T Scope Hip Patient Video: breg.com/HIP
About Breg, Inc.
Breg provides premium, high-value sports medicine products and services that advance orthopedic patient care. From pioneering cold therapy and innovative bracing to caring customer service and award-winning orthopedic practice solutions, Breg delivers a 360 degree customer experience unmatched in the industry. Founded in 1989, Breg is based in Carlsbad, CA, and is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm focused exclusively on the health care industry. Visit http://www.breg.com/.
1 "Hip Arthroscopy Procedures to Soar through 2013," Millennium Research Group, Press Release, July 8, 2009
SOURCE Breg, Inc.